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Applicants/Agents are encouraged to submit their planning applications online. This saves printing and postage costs (as otherwise 4 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).

Please note that when submitting an application through the Planning Portal you will need to register as a Professional User on their website before you can use this service.  Your application will be redirected to the County Council at Step 2 of the process when you select "Begin a Waste or Regulation 3 application here." (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 them in paper form 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. 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: developmentcontrol@cumbria.gov.uk

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.