Masterplan Legal Update February 2019

In the interest of full disclosure here are three letters , two from our solicitors and one from EDC. They broke the habit of a lifetime and responded in about an hour. Basically we don’t trust them an inch. All the plans are interrelated in our view and if they try to stuff the Masterplan into the local plan or use anything from  their woeful consultation they will immediately face our judicial review. Which we will win! and they know it.

WORK_33558581_1_Signed Letter (BS _ EDC) 13 February 2019


February 2019BS 130219Letter (BS _ Eden DC) 13 February 2019


BS 130219

Happy New Year


We hope you all had a very Happy Christmas.

Santa sent this present to us and the supporters of Keep Penrith Special a few days before Christmas.

We hope we may be getting through and that all the facts about how the Masterplan was put together will spill out. We think this is a result of work by our lawyers (Eden DC) Judicial Review Pre-action Protocol Letter – 19 December 2018  ), the impending Debate on 10th January (6.45 Penrith Town Hall) on your petition and the fact that the media, our own CWHerald, the BBC , ITN and hopefully Edenfm, are planning to attend.
With Best wishes to you all for a prosperous New Year from the KPS Team

we hope that one of the first things that happens is that the woeful Masterplan is put in the bin. We don’t want it recycled btw!

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A Peoples Plan for Penrith



‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has’. Margaret Mead

Many thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement for our efforts. The result is astonishing. At 3pm on Friday 2nd November Keep Penrith Special handed over your signatures to our Petition. You will read in the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald on Saturday we had the following raw numbers: (i) online signatures – 2,536, (ii)signatures from canvasing people who had no email 420, (iii) returned postcards 1,489 – (iv) totalling a raw number of 4,445. As at midday today we have had an additional 74 postcards and a further 28 on-line signatures. We are confident that 3,148 of these signatures are residents of the Eden Valley. We have collected everything onto a database in order to remove duplicate signatures and the final count to be clarified next week, should exceed over 4,000 individuals overwhelmingly from our Eden Valley.

We will keep you posted as to what happens next. That ‘next’ will involve building what we are calling the 3PE. That is the People’s Plan for Penrith and Eden. We will build it up from the ground up by proper consultation with everyone. We will do it completely professionally. We will involve EDC and anyone who wants to join, including any Councillor as individuals. BUT, and this is the BIG ‘BUT’, we will NOT give the pen to EDC and EDC Officials until after plan is published. We want to have finished writing this plan by early April 2019. That will give plenty of time for existing and any potentially new Councillors that want to stand to tell everyone if they are in favour of the 3PE BEFORE we all vote in the Elections in May. This will ensure the Masterplan is dead forever.
From all your wonderful comments, so far from them we know this: Continue reading “A Peoples Plan for Penrith”