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Contact us and advice

Contact the planning team

Our team work across multiple offices, remotely, and out in the national park. Please do not travel to our offices without appointment - you are likely to be disappointed and unable to meet a team member.

There is a duty planner available Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 12:00pm for general telephone advice, call 01539 724555.

Email us at If you are commenting on a planning application please quote the application reference number.

If you have a query about a current planning application, please contact the case planner.

Case planner and team contact details

Development Management Support Team

  • Zoe Tibbs, Support Team Supervisor
  • Christine Cook, Support Team Administrator
  • Linda Wells, Support Team Administrator
  • Tracey Dixon, Support Team Administrator
  • Vikki Senior, Support Team Administrator or call 01539 724555

Development Management Team

Andrew Smith - Head of Service or call 01539 792660

Kevin Richards - Planning Manager (applications and advice) or call 01539 792684

Neil Henderson - Planning Manager (applications and advice) or call 01539 792602

Julie Birkett - Planning Manager (enforcement) or call 01539 792894

Ben Long - Area Planner or call 01539 792647

Catherine Campbell - Area Planner

Working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or call 01539 792704

Chris Kempster - Planner or call 01539 792609

Emma Kearsey - Planner

Working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or call 01539 792715

Jackie Ratcliffe - Area Planner

Working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or call 01539 792611

Kelsey Blain - Planner or call 01539 792614

Laura Rogan - Planner or call 01539 792718

Phil Nicholls - Area Planner or call 01539 792707

Beverley Murphy - Enforcement investigator

Working days are Tuesday and Wednesday or call 01539 792635

Paula Allen - Area Planner (enforcement) or call 01539 792677

Simon Fawcett - Planner (enforcement)

Working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or call 01539 792713

Lucy Saunders - Trees and Woodlands Officer or call 01539 792892

How to comment on a planning application:

Please send your comments to quoting the application reference number.

How to report a compliance concern:

If you think a breach of planning control is taking place, please email with address of the site (and a location plan if possible), the alleged breach, when it occurred and whether it is continuing, and the name of the owner or person undertaking the activity (if possible).

We will continue to take enforcement action when it is in the public interest, although many new investigations will take significantly longer than usual at the moment. Find out more about compliance and enforcement.

How to make an application:

You can apply online using the Planning Portal.

If you want to apply by post, send your submission to:

Development Management Support Team
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal LA9 7RL

How to get copies of documents:

All documents for all applications from 2011 onwards can be found on our website using the planning application search.

You can view documents for free at Murley Moss. This is by appointment only. Please phone 01539 724555

We can find and provide copies of documents for you, charges may apply. Please email and we will tell you how long the search will take and what the charges are.