Peter Allen MBE - Acting Chairman



Grange House Farm
Bampton Grange
CA10 2QR

Telephone number: 01931 713236

E-mail address:

Appointed by: Secretary of State (National)

Until: 31 March 2022

First appointed to the Authority: 1 April 2014

Current Committee membership: Development Control Committee, Resources Committee, Rights of Way Committee, Governance Committee, Executive Performance Committee

Background, particular interests and hobbies:

Peter is a 17th generation Cumbrian hill farmer, honoured with an MBE for services to hill farming, and following family tradition. His father, John Allen, served on the Authority in the late 1970s and early 80s. 

Peter was born in Patterdale and farms at Bampton Grange. He has chaired and served on many local, national and EU committees, including National Farmers Union, Natural England and the North West Development Agency.

Peter's interests span hill farming, sheep production, animal health, common land, insurance and investment.

Register of Member's Interests as of 15 April 2014 (PDF)