We can help you with advice, making an application, searching applications and reporting breaches of control through our website, which includes how to contact us.
We take decisions in accordance with the development plan policies for the area, taking into account material planning consideration, in just the same way as all LPAs. In the extension areas we are continuing to use the policies prepared by South Lakeland District Council and Eden District Council, taking into account that the area is now part of the National Park.
If you start work on a permission granted by South Lakeland District Council before 31 July 2016 that has liability for CIL you will have to pay your CIL instalments. We do not have CIL and it will not apply to permissions granted in the extension area after 1 August 2016.
We are responsible for planning enforcement in the Lake District National Park.
We are responsible for protected trees and hedgerows in the Lake District National Park.
We keep the planning register for properties in the national park extension areas. We have received copies of relevant planning history from South Lakeland District Council and Eden District Council. We manage this data in accordance with data protection and freedom of information requirements.
These national rights, which allow specified types of development to take place without a planning application to the LPA, do vary from area to area. There are some differences and if you contact us we can advise you whether the work you intend to carry out requires an application. As a guide these are some of the things that now require an application but didn't before are:
Yes, we are starting to review our planning policies this year and we will include these areas. You will be able to be involved in the review process that will result in a new Local Plan for the Lake District, which will be the development plan for the whole National Park. Find out more about the local plan review.