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Contact us and advice

Contact the planning team

You can email us at planning@lakedistrict.gov.uk. If you are commenting on a planning application please quote the application reference number.

We are sorry we are unable to provide general advice, pre-application advice or discuss applications. If you email requesting this kind of advice, you may not receive a reply.

How to comment on a planning application:

Please send your comments to planning@lakedistrict.gov.uk quoting the application reference number.

How to report a compliance concern:

If you think a breach of planning control is taking place, please email planning@lakedistrict.gov.uk 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 planning@lakedistrict.gov.uk and we will tell you how long the search will take and what the charges are.

Why we have altered our planning services

Our small team has been working remotely throughout the pandemic and providing a full range of planning services. Over recent months the capacity of the team has been very significantly reduced by caring responsibilities as a result of schools being closed and for various medical reasons unrelated to the pandemic.

We are suspending discretionary services in order to safeguard the core statutory decision making function. We will assess and decide applications, taking into account views we receive, as normal. We will continue to take enforcement action when it is in the public interest, although many new investigations will take significantly longer than usual.