Looking down at the town of Keswick on the edge of Derwentwater

Keswick Conservation Area

As part of an ongoing programme to review our conservation areas, in 2019 we commissioned an external consultant to carry out an appraisal of Keswick Conservation Area. They produced a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan.

The appraisal identifies the special architectural and historic interest of the town and reviews the boundary of the conservation area. The boundary review recommends some extensions and deletions to the current conservation area.

The management plan, based on evidence in the appraisal, recommends actions which will help both the Lake District National Park Authority and key partners, manage future developments and enhancements and ensure they are good quality and sensitively designed.

Feedback needed on the Appraisal and Management Plan documents

The consultation period runs for six weeks from Monday 10th of February to Friday 27th of March. We'd like you to look at the proposed changes and give us your feedback.

Get a summary of the proposed changes:

Download the full documents:

Keswick Conservation Area - Appraisal | PDF, 6711.21 KB

Keswick Conservation Area - Management Plan | PDF, 670.96 KB

View hard copies at:

Lake District National Park Head Office, Murley Moss, Kendal, LA9 7RL
Monday 10 February until Friday 27 March, Monday to Fridays, 9:00 - 17:00.

Moot Hall, Keswick CA12 5JR
Monday 10 February until Friday 27 March, Monday to Sunday, 9:30 - 16:30.

Send in your feedback:

Fill in the online survey with your feedback

Drop-in sessions at the Moot Hall

Come and talk to us. During this period we're holding drop-in sessions at  The Moot Hall in Keswick plus a walk and talk event around the Conservation Area (for about 1 hour). The walk will meet after the drop in events outside the Moot Hall at 3pm, on the following days:

  • Wednesday 12 February, 10am - 1pm, walk and talk at 3pm.
  • Wednesday 19 February, 10am - 2pm, walk and talk at 3pm.
  • Wednesday 26 February, 10am - 2pm, walk and talk at 3pm.
  • Saturday 7 March, 10am - 2pm, walk and talk at 3pm.
  • Wednesday 11 March, 10am - 2pm, walk and talk at 3pm.
  • Saturday 14 March, 10am - 2pm, walk and talk at 3pm.

Please come along and ask any questions you may have about the proposed changes to the conservation area, or share any information, historic images or facts about the historic nature of the town and its buildings.

Next steps in the consultation

  • The consultation period will close at 5pm on Friday 27 March.
  • The feedback will then be reviewed and a summary published here.
  • We will make any amendments needed and the updated versions of the documents will be published here, along with a summary of the changes we've made.
  • The amended documents will go to the National Park’s Park Strategy and Vision Committee for approval. Committee papers will be available to view here as soon as these are published.
  • Once approved the final versions of the Appraisal and Management Plan will be available to view and download here.