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Council Owned Land Use Protocol

We regularly receive requests from members of the public, private organisations, charitable bodies and others to use land owned by us under licence for a variety of activities and events. Licences to use land for bonfires and firework displays will not be granted under any circumstances because of the risk and associated dangers to both the public and the land itself.

Typical requests considered include:

  • Use of land for supervised sporting events, sports coaching
  • Use of land for entertainment, fun days
  • The temporary siting of builder's and contractor's compounds for cabins and materials
  • The undertaking of exploratory work such as trial pits, boreholes or ground contamination testing
  • Grazing of animals
  • Traditional leases for industrial units, play area sites, parking bays etc.

How to make a request

A formal request by a third party may be made in writing to:

Estates Officer
Eden District Council,
Mansion House,
Penrith,
Cumbria CA11 7YG

Fax: 01768 890732
Email: david.coy@eden.gov.uk

Before permission is granted, you must supply all the information requested in the Use of Land Ownership of Eden District Council document. This information enables us to meet our own legal responsibilities to ensure such events are properly organised and controlled. All requests must be made a least 4 weeks in advance of the proposed event.

For further information:

  • Contact: Estates Officer
  • Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, CA11 7YG
  • Email: david.coy@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
  • Fax: 01768 890732

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