Publication scheme

One of the aims of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information they make available to the public. We do this through the adoption of the model publication scheme. A publication scheme must specify:

The classes of information we publish or intend to publish.

  • The manner in which the information will be published.
  • Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment of a fee.

Following the model publication scheme provided by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). This publication scheme is based on seven classes of information:

The classes of information will generally not include:

  • The disclosure of information which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
  • Information in draft form.
  • Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.

By adopting the ICO's model scheme, we are committed to the following;

  • To proactively publish information, covering each of the seven classes.
  • To communicate the availability and details of this information.
  • To review and update this information on a regular basis.

Material which is published and accessed on this website can be downloaded free of charge. Some information that is only available in hard copy format may incur charges; for photocopying, printing, postage and packaging, in accordance with fees and charges.

All the publications listed below are available on this website free of charge. Should you require a paper copy of any of these files, please call the Contact Centre on 01768 817817 to organise and pay for printing and/or postage.

Who we are and what we do

We are one of the six District Councils in Cumbria. We administer the most sparsely populated district (Eden) in England from our base in Penrith, Cumbria.

What we spend and how we spend it

What our priorities are and how we are doing

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

  • Policies and procedures for conducting council business
    • Council Constitution Part4 - Rules of Procedure - The Full Council of the Constitution lists the policies, strategies, plans and schemes that make up the policy framework of the Council.
  • Policies and procedures for delivering our services
  • Pay policy statement
  • Policies and procedures about the recruitment and employment of staff
  • Customer service
    • Customer charter
  • Records management and personal data policies
  • Charging regimes and policies
Information we publish on policies and services
Information Link
Policies and procedures for conducting Council business Council Constitution Part 4 - Rules of Procedure - The Full Council of the Constitution lists the policies, strategies, plans and schemes that make up the policy framework of the Council.
Policies and procedures for delivering our services
Customer Services
Environmental Policy Environmental Policy
Food Safety Food Safety Policy documents
Information Management
Licensing Policy Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy
Planning Policy Planning Policy and the Local Plan
Staff and Employment Staff and Employment Policies
Confidential Reporting Policy Confidential Reporting Code (PDF: 281Kb / 9 pages)
Charging Regimes Fees and Charges for Services

Lists and Registers

Lists and registers are presented under the following sections:

  • Registers of electors
  • Public registers and registers and lists
  • Asset registers
  • Disclosure logs
  • Register of Councillors' financial and other interests
  • Planning information and publications
  • Registers of Electors
Information on the electoral register 
Information Link
Electoral Register Register of Electors - hard copy available under supervision for inspection at the Town Hall, Penrith. Appointments must be pre-arranged with the Elections Office on 01768 212253

Public Registers and Lists

Information on public registers and lists
Information Link
Burials Register Bereavement Services
Cooling towers and evaporative condensers list Cooling towers register
Contaminated Land Register Contaminated Land Register - free to view at Mansion House offices, fees will be payable for any copies requested.
Environmental Permit Register for Part A2 and Part B Installations Environmental Permits Part B operating installations
Food Hygiene Ratings Food Hygiene Ratings in Eden
License Office Register Register of Licenses - including all public registers, gambling, lotteries and personal licenses
Health and safety enforcement notices register HSE Public Register of Convictions
Local Land Charges Register Local Land Charges
Planning Applications Register The Planning Register
Planning Appeals Register Planning Appeals Register
Tree Preservation Order List Tree Preservation Orders
Elected Members Register Elected Councillors
Responses to Public Consultation Public Consultations in Eden

Asset Registers

Information on asset registers
Information Link
Asset Management Plan Asset Management Plan 2017-2020 (PDF: 939Kb / 32 pages)
Community Asset Register Assets of Community Value

Disclosure Log

Disclosure log 
Information Link
Disclosure log Freedom of Information responses list

Register of Councillors' financial and other interests

Register of Councillors' interests 
Information Link
Register of Councillors' financial and other interests Register of Councillors' Interests

Planning Information and Publications

Planning applications and decision notices 
Information Link
Planning Applications

The services we offer

For more information on the services we provide visit the Council priorities and services page our see our A to Z of Services.

Further guidance

Further guidance is available from the ICO (Information Commissioner's office).

Alternatively write to:

Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,

Last updated: Friday, 14 August, 2020.