We encourage you to submit planning applications online. This saves printing and postage costs (otherwise two sets of paper copies of the application documents are required) and helps 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 register 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 council) you 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 Notes.
Alternatively you may download the relevant application form; help text; and guidance notes below and submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or paper copies to: -
Development Control, Cumbria County Council, County Offices, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ.
Article 13 of The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 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.
|Form Type||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Full Planning Application (includes Waste Applications)||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Minerals Application (& Associated Minerals Waste)||N/A||Guidance Notes|
|Minerals Application Supplementary Information Form||N/A||Guidance Notes|
|Outline Planning Permission with some Reserved Matters||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Outline Planning Permission with all Matters Reserved||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Planning Permission for Demolition in a Conservation Area||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Listed Building Consent OR Demolition of a Listed Building||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing Use or Operation||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Lawful Development Certificate for an Proposed Use or Development||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Approval of Reserved Matters following Outline Approval||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Removal or Variation of a Condition - Section 73 Application||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Approval of Details Reserved by Condition - Article 27 Application||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Non-material Amendment following a Grant of Planning Permission||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Time Limit Extension to Extant (non-implemented) Planning Permission||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Prior Notification of Proposed Demolition||Help Text||Guidance Notes|
|Prior Notification of Solar PV equipment on the Roofs of Non-domestic Buildings|