Local Authorities and Business

Eden District Council

For employee work/life satisfaction, Eden is the perfect location.

Eden offers fantastic quality of life through its natural environment and its communication links and business community make it a great place to locate.

For business, Eden is located in one of the most accessible locations in the UK with excellent transport links to the whole of the country.

Eden is the eighth largest District in England but has the lowest population density which means there is plenty of space for growth.

Eden success stories

Eden success stories

  • It’s never too late to go into business in Penrith – click here
  • Has Morland found a way to save the village shop? Find out here
  • How Lord Sugar’s words ‘you’re fired’ transformed a business in Milburn – find out more here
  • Physiotherapy and fitness business expands again in North Lakes – more information here
  • From scallop fishing to nuclear decommissioning in Appleby – read the full story here
  • How Bells is Profiting through Skills in the Eden Valley – click here

Eden success stories

Essential web links

Eden District Council’s business section can be found here.


Eden District Council deals with a wide variety of licences including scrap metal, taxis, street trading and more.

Full details can be found here.

Business rates

You can find out more about business rates in the Eden district here.

Fast foodFood, hygiene and health

This section deals with health and safety, food hygiene and smoke-free legislation.

Trade waste and recycling

Find out about trade waste arrangements and costs here.

Economic development

Invest in Eden, regeneration, conference venues and more on this page.

Penrith New Squares

Penrith New Square shopping centre has a 55,000 square foot food store, shops to rent, free parking for 3 hours and housing.

More information here.


The Eden Valley is a popular destination for farmers’ markets as well as popular town markets.

Learn more about stallholder information and market days here.

Invest in Eden

Growing the economy of Eden, helping existing businesses and attracting inward investment – more informaion here

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