Oak beams at the Footprint Centre copyright Paula Allen


Any building or restoration has a huge effect on the Lake District National Park. We have to balance the demands of sustaining a prosperous economy and vibrant communities with the needs of this spectacular landscape.
We are currently reviewing our Local Plan and will be sharing updates online -  find out more about our Local Plan Review.

Gingerbread house

Planning permission

Do I need planning permission?

How to apply

Planning guides

Looking at blueprints


Planning policies

Community involvement

Affordable housing

View of Ullswater

What's happening

Planning application search

Decisions and Appeals

Getting planning advice

Drystone wall

What about?

Advertisement control

Conservation areas

Listed buildings

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