The Town Council is starting preparations for a community emergency plan for the town.  This has been prompted by the flooding that occurs in parts of the town but the plan can be broader than that to consider other possible causes of an emergency.  ACTion with Communites in Cumbria will be attending to offer advice on plan preparation.  The meeting is open to anyone that is interested in having an input into the plan - please come along to the Local Links on Tuesday 16th January 6.45pm - 8.15pm.


Eden Local Plan further main modifications consultation

A brief series of further Main Modifications to the Eden Local Plan have been published for consultation by Eden District Council. These are changes that are necessary to make the Plan sound. A supporting document accompanies the Further Main Modifications and is also subject to consultation.

Consultation documents

How to comment on the documents

The consultation is open for seven weeks from 9am on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 and all representations must be received by 9am on Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

Responses can be submitted using Eden's online consultation form. To help you complete your response form, please view the Guidance Note (PDF: 4 pages / 200Kb)

Alternatively, you can respond to the consultation by downloading the response form below:

This can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to: Planning Policy, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Friargate, Penrith CA11 7YG

Background documents

The following background documents have been produced for information purposes only and are not subject to consultation:

Eden District Council's response to the representations received during the Main Modifications consultation that took place between 10 July and 21 August are contained in the Proposed Main Modifications Consultation Statement - November 2017 (PDF: 148 pages / 5.7Mb).

These are available in the Eden Local Plan examination library.

What happens next?

Following the consultation, all representations that relate to the Proposed Further Main Modifications and/or Sustainability Appraisal, will be passed on to the Planning Inspector for his consideration.

It is anticipated that the Inspector will finalise his report in early 2018. This would allow the Council to consider his report and, subject to his recommendations, move towards legally adopting the Local Plan in early Spring 2018.


Kirkby Stephen

A traditional market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops, ideally located in the beautiful Upper Eden valley, formerly the old county of Westmorland, now Cumbria. This is an area of Cumbria much less well known than the Lake District, but equally appealing. It is surrounded by a landscape of pastoral rural scenery and wild uplands and offers breathtaking views in every direction. Remotely located from large towns and population centres, Kirkby Stephen has developed a strong and self-sufficient identity and a vibrant sense of community.

Kirkby Stephen Town Council

An active and forward thinking Council which represents and serves the local community. The Town Council aims to respond to the needs and aspirations of the people it represents and to undertake work which benefits the town and its residents. It is also active in addressing local issues, dealing with any problems which arise and generally ‘getting things done!’


Community and Council Centre

Kirkby Stephen Community and Council Centre is a unique and innovative establishment which has become a ‘one stop shop’ for local information, community support and access to services. Founded and managed by Kirkby Stephen Town Council, the Community and Council Centre provides information and services on behalf of all the local Councils, County, District and Town,as well as a wide range of general and local information, support and facilities.