What can I do? You can comment on the planning application no matter where you live (you don’t have to be a local resident). We have provided guidance on the issues to raise with the planners as well as a template to help you write a letter to the Lake District National Park Authority. You'll find instructions and template here: Writing a letter Please note that this information should be used as a basis for your comments rather than copied. It is very important that you put your own opinions across to get your voice heard by the decision makers at the National Park. Let them know why you love the Thirlmere Valley and how in your view this development would spoil it.