Following successfully bidding for the commission from Eden Council Appletons were instructed to carry out public consultations and liaison with Penrith Castle Park Development group to compile a Development Plan Vision document for the park. The work included assessing the current status of the park, consultation with key stakeholders including English Heritage and completion of a masterplan/ vision for the improvements to the existing park. The document also incorporated a timeline for the works and possible funding streams the council could access to complete the work in phases or as one large scheme. The findings and conclusion of the document were considered successful and Eden Council formally adopted the document in September 2014. Since then Appletons have been commissioned to assist Eden District Council in the 1st Stage HLF bid for funding through Parks for People.