Housing SPD

We consulted on a draft of the Housing SPD between 10 September and 25 October 2019 and are currently reviewing the comments received. The draft Housing SPD will eventually replace the 2010 Housing SPD, which is now out-of-date.


We have produced the Housing SPD to provide detailed guidance on the interpretation of policies in the Eden Local Plan 2014-2032 that relate to housing. This will assist applicants and decision makers in the practical application of local plan policy. The Housing SPD will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. The Housing SPD adds detail to policies in the Eden Local Plan, it does not create new policy nor allocate further sites for development.


Draft Housing Supplementary Planning Document (PDF: 1.08MB / 78 pages)

Stakeholder Consultation Responses (PDF: 360Kb / 23 pages)

The draft Housing SPD is available at the Council Offices as well as the Local Links and Libraries across the district.

The deadline for commenting on the draft Housing SPD was 5pm on 25 October 2019.

Current Housing SPD

The Executive Meeting, on 2 November 2010, adopted the Supplementary Planning Document on Housing. The purpose of the SPD is to create a positive approach to delivering affordable housing to meet local needs particularly in rural areas. The document aims to increase the potential sources of supply of affordable housing across the whole of Eden District that lies outside the Lake District National Park. The Council will use this SPD to determine planning applications.

Viewing the document

You can download the SPD below. You can also download the Adoption Statement and a Consultation Statement prepared under Regulation 18 (4)(b). This outlines a summary of the comments we received during public consultation on the SPD and how we amended the final SPD as a result. Alternatively, paper copies of these documents are available to view at Alston, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Penrith, Shap and Lazonby.

Download the adopted Housing Supplementary Planning Document (PDF: 1Mb / 68 pages)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) document for the Housing SPD

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