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.
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 exceptions are those agenda items which would infringe copyright or would not be dealt with in public for reasons of confidentiality.
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.
For details about how to attend and speak at Committee meetings, please read Public speaking at Committee meetings (Word document). This should be read together with the Process for public speaking at Development Control Committee if you want to make speak about a planning application being considered by Development Control Committee.
Want to know how matters are dealt with and what goes to committee? Read our Scheme of Delegation (PDF).
At the a meeting of full Authority on 25 March, members agreed the delegations set out in the report– Annex 1 – with the amendment for Rights of Way Committee details in the note below.
In short, for Authority, Park Strategy and Vision, Resources and Governance committee meetings will remain in the diary. Decisions of these committees will be made by the Chief Executive in consultation with the Authority Chairman, Deputy Chairman of Authority, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the relevant Committee, members of the relevant Committee and taking into account the views of the relevant officers.
Development Control and Rights of Way Committee meetings will be cancelled. Those matters that, under the current Scheme of Delegation, would be determined by these committees will be delegated to the Head of Development Management and Head of Park Management respectively following consultation with the Chair or Deputy Chair of the relevant committee. Applications will be published in the usual way and members of the relevant committee will be able to contribute their views by email and/or call in the decision in the usual way. These decisions will then be dealt with by committee when circumstances permit.
This delegation will continue until such time as normal business can resume or legislation is enacted to permit remote meetings to take place.
The following years are available online: