Eden Local Plan adoption

We adopted the Eden Local Plan 2014 to 2032 on 11 October 2018. The Eden Local Plan sets planning policies for the District against which we will assess planning applications. The Eden Local Plan also allocates land for various uses, including housing development across the District and setting out a strategic vision for growth.

Eden Local Plan documents

  • Eden Local Plan 2014 to 2032 (PDF: 1.4Mb / 140 pages)

  • Interactive district-wide Policy map: The interactive map provides greater clarity and allows you to zoom into street level using the + and - zoom icons. You can pan around the map and move it using the arrow icons. On the left hand panel under 'Map Categories' turn on the Eden Local Plan 2014-2032 Policies data collection by clicking on the tick box next to it. You can turn on and off the layers you wish to view within the collection by clicking on the tick box next to each layer.

The documents listed above are available for inspection at the following locations:

You can purchase hard copies of the Eden Local Plan and Policy Map by contacting the Planning Policy team.


We submitted the Eden Local Plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination on the 23 December 2015. The Secretary of State appointed Planning Inspector, Melvyn Middleton BA(Econ) DipTP Dip Mgmt MRTPI, to undertake the examination.

Pursuant to section 23 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, we made modifications to the Eden Local Plan. The Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State confirmed the main modifications which are set out in the published Inspector’s Report. We have included more modifications, as necessary technical changes resulting from representations received during the public consultations and at the hearing sessions held in 2016 and 2017.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 11 June, 2024.