Anyone, regardless of where they live, or whether they are objecting to or supporting the proposal, can send in their comments on planning applications. All comments submitted are considered by the planning officer dealing with the application. It is helpful, and will give your response more impact, if you cover issues that are relevant to the application under planning law and policy.

The best way to make your voice heard is to write to the relevant planning authority to let them know your views on the application. 

Viewing a planning application

You can view current planning applications on the website of each local planning authority.

You can also view planning applications in person at the relevant authority’s offices. You will need to make an appointment with the authority if you wish to do so.

Once you’ve had a chance to look at the application you can form your view on the proposals and submit your comments in writing to the planning authority.

When looking at applications online, you will also be able to read comments made about them by others as well as information about what the decision was and why, once it is available.

Submitting a written response

When you are ready to send your comments to the planning authority you can submit them by email or by post.

You must quote the planning application number that you are responding to and include your name, full postal address and the date. Be sure to check the deadline for responses on the planning application that you are responding to.


Lake District National Park Authority

Web map of applications

https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/planning/planning-application-webmap

Lists of new applications and decisions

https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/Wchweeklylist.displayPlanningLists

Search for a specific application

https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPCRITERIA.display

Contact the LDNPA about planning

https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/planning/planningcontactus


You will find the same information for all other Cumbrian Planning Authorities at the following links:

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority - https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/planning/

Allerdale Borough Council https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/planning-building-control/

Barrow Borough Council https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/residents/planning/development-control/

Carlisle City Council https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Residents/Planning-and-Building-Control

Copeland Borough Council https://www.copeland.gov.uk/planning

Eden District Council https://www.eden.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning/

South Lakeland District Council https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/planning-and-building/

Cumbria County Council https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/dc/dc.asp