Row of cottages in Askham copyright Mr Hills

Planning policies

We have created a register for those who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in the Lake District National Park for the purpose of building a house for those individuals to occupy as homes. 

Planning policies including the Local Plan

Most new buildings and changes to existing buildings and the local environment require planning permission. Take a look at Do I need planning permission?

We determine planning applications against our Development Plan. This contains key planning policy documents. We also use other material planning considerations.

Affordable housing in Grasmere

Local Plan documents

Local Plan Part One - Core Strategy (PDF)

Local Plan Part Two - Allocations of Land (PDF)

Local Plan Part Three - Minerals Safeguarding Areas (PDF)

Policies map

Castlerigg stone circle

Key planning policy documents

Supplementary Planning Documents

Neighbourhood Plans

Other policies we use

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Get involved

We regularly hold public consultations on new planning policies and guidance: Have your say

We want communities to get involved in planning policy. Check out how plus our timeline for producing planning policies on Community involvement

View of Bowness Bay

Hot topics

Find out more about affordable housing including definitions, Section 106 agreements and facts and figures.

Bowness Bay and The Glebe improvements explains more about this Strategic Regeneration Location and how you can get involved.

Steamer on Ullswater

More information

For studies that support our planning policies such as flood risk, check out supporting research and evidence.

Check out the progress of our planning policies in Monitoring planning policy.