Penrith Neighbourhood Development Plan: Public Consultation on Proposed Beacon Hill Policy

Closed 4 Feb 2022

Opened 7 Jan 2022


Penrith Town Council submitted its draft Neighbourhood Plan, to Eden District Council in August 2020, under Regulation 15(1) of the Town and Country Planning Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012,
to arrange for its examination.

The examination of the Penrith Neighbourhood Development Plan is now almost completed. However, in advance of the independent Examiner issuing his report, he has requested that an additional period of public consultation take place in respect of a new policy he is proposing for Beacon Hill (instead of the proposed Local Green Space designation).

For the reasons set out in the Examiner’s Consultation Note of 14 December 2021 (available at:, he has decided there should be a new bespoke policy for the woodland area which is valued by the local community. As this new policy is not a modification of the proposed policy concerning Beacon Hill, it has not yet been the subject of public consultation, either at Regulation 14 or Regulation 16 stage. The Examiner is therefore inviting representations on the bespoke policy.

Why your views matter

Any representations you make will be passed on to the Examiner for his consideration, as part of the examination process. The Examiner will consider all the comments made during the consultation before making his final recommendation in his examination report.


  • Eden


  • All residents


  • Local Plans
  • Neighbourhood Planning