• Welcome to Dentdale

    Welcome to Dentdale

    A Place of tranquility but with a vibrant Community

  • Peaceful, quiet roads

    Peaceful, secluded roads

    You will have space to breathe in Dentdale. It is an excellent location for cycling, walking and running.

  • Wild open Countryside

    Wild open Countryside

    If wandering across miles of open, wild countryside is your thing, Dentdale has it in abundance.

  • Dent Railway Station

    Dent Railway Station

    The famous Dent Railway Station is the highest in the country and a beautiful place to visit.

  • Railway viaduct

    Settle to Carlisle Railway

    The famous settle to Carlisle railway runs through the heart of the valley.

  • Dent Music and Beer Festival

    Dent Music and Beer Festival

    The annual Dent Music and Beer Festival always draws in the crowds.


  1. Apologies: To receive apologies for absence.
  1. Minutes: To approve the minutes of the meeting on 06 June 2016 (attached).
  1. Declarations of Interest: Councillors must declare any interest they have in agenda items.
  1. Outstanding Bridge Repairs: To receive an update from David Lang, Interim Highways Manager, Cumbria County Council on repairs to all the bridges in the dale.
  1. Clerk’s report: To receive the Clerk’s Report (attached).


  1. Chair and Member Announcements: To receive any announcements or information from the Chair and Councillors.
  1. County and District Councillor Announcements: To receive any announcements or information from the County and District Councillors.
  1. Public Forum: The public are invited to raise any issues of concern (this item will take place at approximately 8pm and may be limited to 10 minutes, at the discretion of the Chair).
  1. Hyperfast Broadband for Dentdale and Garsdale: To receive a report on the status of the Hyperfast Broadband project (attached).
  1. Working Groups and Committees: To review membership of Working Groups and Committees to include new councillors (Current List attached).


  1. Flooding: To review flooding in the dale and determine any action required to prepare for winter.


  1. Finance:

       Payments for authorisation:

Kevin Puncher (Replacement lock in Gents toilets) £32.00
EON (Street Lighting Q1 2016) £27.69
Scott Thornley (Admin and Clerk’s Expenses) £9.80
Dent Memorial Hall (Room Hire) £31.25
Dent Stores (Car Park Consumables) £52.65
John Hyde (Keys for new lock) £7.50
SLCC Subscriptions (2016-2017) £128.00
Graham Bradley (Signs Maintenance) £40.00
  1. Planning:

12.1 Applications

S/01/88B/LB at Low Ground, Dent - listed building consent for dismantling and rebuilding chimney stack and replacing roof covering.

S/01/88A at Low Ground Cottage, Dent - full planning permission for dismantling and rebuilding chimney stack and replacing roof covering.

S/01/282 at Rigg End, Deepdale, Sedbergh - full planning permission for installation of EE telecommunications apparatus comprising 15 metre mast and antennas, ancillary equipment cabins, fenced compound, area of hardstanding and new 10 metre access track

S/01/277 - Land at Helmside, Dent - full planning permission for erection of agricultural building for housing stock and for storage of feed and machinery

S/01/108C/LB at Broadfield Farm Cottage, Dent - listed building consent for replacement of eight windows on the south east facing aspect of the property with double glazed windows. (Withdrawn)

S/01/241A at Whernside Great Allotment, Dent – further details received regarding placement of bog mats.

12.2 Decisions

S/01/276 at Overdale, Deepdale Lane, Dent - full planning permission to create one off-road parking space within part of the existing garden, by removing section of boundary wall, lowering part of lawn, surfacing with limestone chippings and installing access gates (Refused)


  1. Next Meeting: Monday 05 September  2016, 7.30pm at The Sedgwick Room, Dent

Upcoming Events

Dent is situated in a quiet corner of Cumbria but inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Finding Dent

There are many Community groups to be involved with in Dentdale to suit all tastes.

Dent Community

The Dentdale Parish Council is a very active group managing the affairs of the valley with regular meetings and events.

Parish Council

There are a wide range of Accommodation providers in the valley from B&B to Camp-sites.