Applications and Decisions

Planning decisions for Hesket Parish are taken by Eden District Council. Under The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015, Parish Councils are statutory consultees with regards to planning applications within their Parish. Following recent changes to Eden District Council’s Planning Code of Conduct, only those comments concerning Material Planning Considerations will be taken into account before decisions are reached. For a detailed list of Material Planning Considerations, please follow this link – Material Planning Considerations.

Eden District Council officially adopted the Eden Local Plan 2014 – 2032 on October 11th, 2018. The Eden Local Plan sets planning policies for the District against which planning applications will be assessed as well as allocating land for various uses, including housing developments across the District. For a copy of the plan please follow this link – Eden Local Plan. Policy maps can be accessed here – Eden Local Plan Policy Maps. Following the 2019 local election, the new Eden District Council administration have committed to reviewing the Local Plan by 2023 as part of their approved Council Plan, details of which can be found on their website here – Eden Council Plan.

As the planning authority, Eden District Council has a duty to investigate reported breaches of planning regulation. Details of their Local Enforcement Plan can be found here – Eden Local Enforcement Plan. If you wish to report a possible breach of planning control, this can be done online using this report form, by email at or in writing to Planning Services, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Friargate, Penrith, CA11 7YG.

Details of past and present planning applications are available at Eden District Council’s website here – Planning Register.

Planning Applications

Below is a list of planning applications affecting the Parish currently open to comment. Full details and supporting documents for applications can be found by clicking on the linked planning numbers in the table.

Planning NumberBrief DescriptionClosing date for Comment
20/06333 Stockmans Cottage, Calthwaite, CA11 9RN. Single storey side/rear extensions and addition of new front porch.October 5, 2020

All comments can be passed to the Parish Clerk using the contact form on this site or by email at

Recent Planning Decisions

Below is a list of the most recent planning decisions affecting the Parish. Decision notices can be viewed by clicking the linked planning numbers in the table. For a full list of all planning decisions affecting the Parish from April 2019 - March 2020, please click here - Hesket Parish Planning 2019-2020.

Planning NumberBrief DescriptionDecision
3/20/9003Land to the north of Melguards Farm, on the road between Southwaite services on M6 and railway line, Southwaite, CA4 0LE. Improvements to an exiting wastewater treatment works.GRANTED
20/0516Discharge of condition 3 (on-site evidence of visibility splays and
removal of vegetation) attached to approval 20/0248.
20/0340Blacksykes, Calthwaite, CA11 9PP. Proposed demolition of existing, dilapidated storage unit and construction of a new commercial storage shed within the existing yard. Reduction in size of the existing hardstanding yard to reinstate lawns and garden area to the West side.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0366Monkcastle Farm, Southwaite, CA4 0PZ. Proposed new pig finishing house on existing piggery.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0327Beck House, Southwaite, CA4 0PY. Proposed roof over existing midden.GRANTED - subject to conditiond
20/0329Land NW of Calthwaite, CA11 9QX. Erection of multi purpose agricutural building.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0344Sceugh Dyke House, Calthwaite, CA11 9QY. Proposed change of use from annexe to residential dwelling.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0352Beck House, Southwaite, CA4 0PY. Replacement agricultural building.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0375Toppin Hill, Southwaite, CA4 0LN. Proposed agricultural building. (Notice of intent)No objections
20/02482 The Faulds, Front Street, Armathwaite, CA4 9PB. Creation of gated area with hard standing and erection of timber car port.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0269Green Lea, Southwaite, CA4 0LB. Proposed erection of utility and livestock shed.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0147Birkthwaite Mews, Wreay, CA4 0RZ. Part retrospective change of use from agricultural field to domestic use
and siting of 2 storage buildings.
20/0208Monks House, Plumpton, CA11 9NS. Proposed covered silage pit.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0192Holly Cottage, High Hesket, CA4 0HU. Summer House in front garden.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0002Beck House Poultry Unit, Southwaite, CA4 0PY. Retrospective planning application for 3no. biomass boiler sheds and 2no. pellet storage bins as shown on attached plans and drawings.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0001Beckstones Farm, Southwaite, CA4 0PY. Retrospective application for 4 no. Biomass boiler sheds and 3 no. pellet storage bins.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0145Thackwood Farmhouse, Southwaite, CA4 0PZ. Proposed two storey and single storey extension.GRANTED - subject to conditions
20/0120Causeway House, Carleton, Carlisle, CA4 0DA. Variation of condition 2 (plans compliance) to re-position the silage
clamp, attached to approval 19/0800.
GRANTED - subject to conditions