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Protocol for using Council land

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 and so on.

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,
Cumbria CA11 7YG

Protocol for the use of land in our ownership document outlines the information that must supplied before permission is granted. This information enables us to meet our own legal responsibilities to ensure such events are properly organised and controlled. All requests must be made at the earliest opportunity and reviews concluded least 4 weeks in advance of the proposed event.