Housing Supplementary Planning Document Consultation Draft

Closed 24 Sep 2010

Opened 9 Aug 2010

Feedback Updated 3 Oct 2011

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The Supplementary Planning Document on Housing was adopted at the Executive Meeting on 2 November 2010. 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.

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.



A new set of planning policies for housing in Eden is being published as a consultation draft document on Monday 9 August 2010. The Housing SPD follows on from the Core Strategy which was adopted in March 2010. The SPD sets out a range of detailed policies which above all seek to enable the provision of affordable housing to meet the needs of local people, including young people looking to set up home but finding themselves priced out of the market.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council is seeking views from as wide a range of opinions as possible in order to help achieve its highest priority of meeting the needs of local people for housing, which is also affordable for those on average local incomes.



  • Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender
  • Visitors / tourists / non residents
  • Parents
  • Asylum Seekers and refugees
  • Local businesses
  • Neighboring Authorities
  • Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Faith groups
  • Men
  • Council Tenants
  • Gyspy/Traveller
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Women
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Older adults
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Trade unions
  • Stakeholder organisations
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Citizens panel
  • Students
  • All residents
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • General public
  • Children and young people
  • Non users of services
  • Scrutiny commissions / panel
  • E-panel
  • Community groups / organisations
  • Central government
  • Businesses


  • Housing Research
  • Supported Housing
  • Local Plans