Row of cottages in Askham copyright Mr Hills

Development Control Committee

The Development Control Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month except January.  Its role is to consider planning applications, enforcement issues and other matters in the Lake District National Park which  relate to the Town and Country Planning Act.

You can find out how this Committee is involved in the planning process in our Planning advice for town and parish councils page.

Development Control Committee Meeting dates:

Hints and tips

The agenda and papers for the meetings are available to the public five working days prior to the meeting.  They can be downloaded from the relevant meeting page or viewed at the Authority's offices in Kendal.   The only exception are those agenda items which would infringe copyright or would not be dealt with in public for reasons of confidentiality.

Audio Recordings of Committee Meetings

We make a recording of each Committee meeting apart from those agenda items which would infringe copyright or would not be dealt with in public for reasons of confidentiality.  If you wish to have access to a recording, please contact HQ@lakedistrict.gov.uk stating the name and date of the meeting you wish to listen to.  All requests for a copy of the recording are dealt with under the Freedom of Information procedure and timescale.  

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: