Catbells above Derwentwater through trees and mist copyright Helen Reynolds


The Authority meets to receive reports and minutes from committees and:

  • to consider and decide upon matters of major effect upon the National Park
  • to approve the staff establishment of the Authority
  • to approve strategic and Development plans
  • to consider and make decisions on recommendations from Committees
  • to release monies from the Capital Fund and the Accumulated Fund

Authority Meeting dates:

Hints and tips

Agendas will be available approximately one week before the meeting.

Minutes are listed under the meeting date where they are presented to committee members. So for example minutes for a January meeting will appear in the associated papers for the February meeting.

You can download agendas and minutes from this website. Or you can visit our Kendal headquarters to inspect and take extracts from current and previous agendas and minutes. Contact us has details of our Kendal location.

Have your say in person

For details about how to attend and speak at Committee meetings, please read Public speaking at Committee meetings (Word document)

Scheme of Delegation

Want to know how matters are dealt with and what goes to committee? Read our Scheme of Delegation (PDF).

Archive papers

The following years are available online:

For previous papers, please email or call 01539 724555 with the name of the committee and approximate date.

The only exception are those items which would infringe copyright or would not be dealt with in public for reasons of confidentiality.