Applications and Decisions

Planning decisions for Hesket Parish are taken by Eden District Council. The Parish Council is made aware of all applications within our Parish, and passes comments back to the District Council. However, 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 click here.

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 and setting out a strategic vision for growth. A full copy of the plan can be accessed here. Policy maps can be accessed here.

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. If you wish to report a possible breach of planning control, this can be done online using the form found here, 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 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
19/0809Boggle Hall, Plumpton, CA11 9NP. Widening of existing access and reduction in floorspace of agricultural building to enable access change.December 9, 2019
19/0813Plot 29, Coopers Close, High Hesket, CA4 0JH. Change of bungalow design from previous approval 16/0652.December 9, 2019
19/0810Town Foot Cottage, Ivegill, CA4 0PA. Demolition of existing extension and construction of two storey constructionDecember 3, 2019
19/0745Woodlands, Barrock Park. Southwaite. Proposed alterations and extension December 2, 2019
19/0800Causeway House. Carleton. Demolition of existing barns and construction of new silage clamp and wash facility.December 2, 2019

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 2018 - March 2019, please click here.

Planning NumberBrief DescriptionDecision
19/0547Old Town Farm, High Hesket. Proposed roof over existing silage pit.GRANTED - subject to conditiond
19/0427Mellguards Farm. Southwaite. Variation of Condition 2 (plans compliance) for a reduction of 4 bays to 2,
one having a mono pitched roof in lieu of a gable end. Attached to approval 17/0977
GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/03221 Byrnes Close, Plumpton. Erection of wooden fence behind existing sandstone boundary wall.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0312Fell View, Mellguards. Demolition of existing workshop and erection of extension to existing cottage.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0345Remove tree on highway verge near Armathwaite Station in Settle-Carlisle Conservation Area. Approved
19/02895 Coopers Close, High Hesket, CA4 0JD. Erection of rear extension.No approval required
19/0234Pinegarth, Armathwaite. Retrospective application for an access gate for garden use.GRANTED -subject to conditions
19/0213High Oaks Farm, Calthwaite, CA11 9QZ. Permanent roof over existing grain store.GRANTED - subject to conditiond
19/0214Field Head Cottage, Calthwaite. Listed building consent for the replacement of timber windows with UPVC.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0156Coopers Close, High Hesket, CA4 0JD. Amendments to design for plot 28.GRANTED - subject to conditions
19/00955 The Barn, Armathwaite. Demolish existing conservatory and replace with two storey side extensionGRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0149Greenacres, Southwaite. Refurbishment and extension of dwellingGRANTED - subject to conditions
19/0091Morton Sceugh Farm. Southwaite. Demolition of existing agricultural building and erection of new agricultural building for storage of machinery and hay/strawGRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0669Nord Vue, Armathwaite. Change of use of land to holiday park lodge.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0699Mill adjacent to 2 Barrow Mill cottage, Southwaite, CA4 0LX. Conversion of mill building to dwellingGRANTED - subject to conditions
17/0168Land to North of Elm Close, High Hesket, CA4 0JA. Outline permission for residential development with access.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0835Scar Foot, Plumpton, CA11 9PF. Change of use of agricultural land to camping facilities.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0916Sceugh Dyke House, Calthwaite, CA11 9QY. Proposed demolition of barn and erection of annex to provide additional living accommodation.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0868Field adjacent to Byrnes Close, Plumpton. Variation of plans regarding frontage.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0586Land at Station Road, Armathwaite. Erection of 18 dwellings.GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0822Land adjacent to Ivy Cottage, Aiketgate. Erection of 2-storey dwelling. GRANTED - subject to conditions
18/0863Land adjacent to Southwaite Road, Low Hesket. Erection of 5 dwellingsREFUSED
18/0525Siting of 7 holiday accommodation pods, Coombs View, Nunclose, Armathwaite. GRANTED - subject to conditions