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Employment preferred sites and policies document

The Employment Preferred Sites and Policies forms part of the Eden Local Plan and will shape guidelines for employment developments until 2025. It will provide greater detail and clarity to the overarching framework that is identified in the Core Strategy and will allocate sites for employment in the Eden area outside of the Lake District National Park. This will ensure that future employment development meets local need and takes place in a planned way.

Employment Preferred Sites and Policies document consultation

Consultation on our Preferred Housing Sites and Policies ran for 8 weeks, from 15 July 2013 to 9 September 2013. Everyone was invited to have their say before the 9 September 2013.

The Preferred Sites and Policies document details our suggested sites where employment could be located in the district over the next 12 years. It also includes a number of policies which will be used to determine planning applications for employment development.

Local Plan: Employment Preferred Sites and Policies documents

The main document and the background technical information, including the issues and options report, the baseline report and sustainability appraisal, can all be downloaded from the list below.

Eden Local Plan: Employment: Preferred Sites and Policies (PDF: 1Mb / 45 pages)

Having your say

The consultation was open for 8 weeks, running from 15 July 2013 to 9 September 2013. It was quick and easy to respond online using the employment sites and policies consultation response form. We encouraged you to respond online, where possible, as it helps us process responses more efficiently. However, you could download a hard copy of the employment site and policies response form (PDF: 232Kb / 5 pages) and follow the instructions given on the form. Alternatively, written comments could be submitted by email to, or by post to Planning Policy, Mansion House, Penrith CA11 7YG.

Consultation drop-in event

Public drop-in events were arranged to provide more information about the documents, or for those wanting to make their views known, at Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street. The first event was held on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, with a further drop-in session held on Tuesday, 3 September 2013, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Stakeholders were also invited to a workshop session with the Planning Policy Team. Paper copies of the documents are available at all libraries and Local Links.