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Development Control

Planning Applications

Cumbria County Council's Development Control Team manage planning applications related to minerals, waste and county council developments such as schools or fire stations.

Planning applications for residential, commercial and all other types of development are dealt with by the District Councils unless the site lies in a National Park. The National Park Authorities deal with all planning applications that are within their boundaries District & National Park Planning Contacts.

Minerals and Waste Planning 

As the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority for Cumbria (outside of the national parks) the County Council is responsible for the following matters regarding mining, quarrying and waste management facilities/activities:

  • Preparing planning policy (i.e. the policies against which proposals are assessed)

  • Assessing and determining planning applications

  • Ensuring compliance with planning consents (i.e. planning conditions and the approved scheme)

  • Taking enforcement action against any unauthorised minerals or waste related developments or activities