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Planning Application Forms

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 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 Notes.

Alternatively you may download the relevant application form; help text; and guidance notes below and submit your application via email to 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.