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Applicants/Agents are encouraged to submit their planning applications online. This saves printing and postage costs (as otherwise four sets of paper copies of the application documents are required as a minimum) and helps to speed up the process. We aim to send an electronic acknowledgement of receipt of online applications within one working day and aim to confirm the validity or rejection of applications submitted online within 5 working days.  

The Governments' "Planning Portal" website provides the facility for submission of all applications except those for Minerals Proposals which can be submitted via our own portal (see the links below).

In order to submit an application through the Planning Portal, you will first need to registerthis external link will open in a new window to set-up a user-profile (if you haven't done so already). This is a quick and easy process.

Please note  that in order to direct your application to the County Council (rather than the local district or borough councilyou must select that the application "is for Waste Management" or "comes under Regulation 3" (i.e. is a County Council Development) at  Step 2 of "starting an online application". Please see: Guidance Notesthis document will open in a new window.

Alternatively you may download the relevant application form; help text; and guidance notes below and submit your application via email to or quadruplicate hard paper copies to: - 

Development Control, Cumbria County Council, County Offices, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ.

Any full application submitted by post must be accompanied by digital copies of the application documents on disc or via email. No one individual digital document should exceed 5mb in size and all must be correctly oriented for viewing. Digital copies of the documents can either be included upon a CD/DVD enclosed with the paper copies or emailed to:

Article 11 of The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 requires applicants to serve notice of an application for planning permission on any person (other than the applicant) who is an owner of the land to which the application relates, or a tenant. Please find a link below to a template form for serving such notice.