Penrith masterplan details revealed

Date: Thursday 6th September 2018

THE masterplan for Penrith put forward by Eden District Council is designed to prevent the spread of “identikit developer estates” in the area, according to the authority’s leader.

The document setting out the council’s proposals for how the area can grow over the next 32 years, with the creation of three new villages on the edge of Penrith and 73 hectares of employment land close to Junction 41 of the M6, has finally been made public.

An eight-week public engagement process for the masterplan starts on Monday and closes on Friday, 2nd November.

Contained in the masterplan are measures to protect Penrith’s historic Beacon from “developer creep and to improve public access to the views from its pike. However, some mixed use low density development to the rear of Beacon Fell on commercial forestry land would be allowed.

Full story in Saturday's paper