Thousands sign petitions against Eden’s homes and jobs “vision”

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018

EDEN Council’s eight-week public engagement exercise about its controversial masterplan for Penrith comes to a close today.

The council received petitions, postcard responses, online questionnaires and written observations in response to its consultation over proposals to build three new villages to the north of the Beacon woodland and create 73 hectares of employment land.

Plans to also include some low density development within the Beacon woodland itself have been withdrawn by landowner Lowther and Lonsdale Estates.

A petition asking the council to protect the woodland continued and was handed over to council leader Kevin Beaty by the Friends of Penrith Beacon on Tuesday.

Full story in Saturday's Herald.