Eden Local Plan 2014 - 2032, Public Consultation

Eden District Council is carrying out consultation on the proposed housing sites and target number of 348 new homes in Kirkby Stephen.  The Town Council is meeting on Tuesday 4th April at 6.45pm in the KINGS ARMS BALLROOM to decide on its response to the consultation.  All are welcome to attend this meeting.

The consulation documents are available here: Kirkby Stephen Distribution and Housing Sites

The closing date for responses to Eden District Council is 10th April.  For response forms and guidance notes follow this link: Interim Eden Local Plan Consultation


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.

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.  

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!’