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Search for a planning application and make a comment

There are a number of ways to find a planning application

1. You can search our register of planning applications online. 

The register includes all applications that have been decided as well as those currently being considered.

When searching you do not need to fill in all the search fields. It is best to use the application reference number if you have it.

Some of our online services, including the planning application search, will be unavailable over the bank holiday weekend. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Search for a planning application

2. Our weekly list also shows the applications we have received and decided on each week for the past few months.

3. You can also use our interactive map to find an application near you.

Remember we do not consider planning applications for developments within the Lake District National Park boundary. You will need to go to the Lake District National Park Authority for these.

Commenting on a planning application

Once you have found a planning application which is currently being considered, you can add a comment - either in support, against or with no opinion.

By law we have to publish all comments. This means that your name and address will appear on the council’s website alongside the application. Avoid any details that could compromise your security such as dates or times when you will not be at home. Avoid any defamatory comments as these will not be included on our website or in any reports. Avoid making libellous remarks which could leave you at risk of legal action.

You can mark correspondence as “not for disclosure”. However these will not be made available to the public, nor available for consideration by the Council’s Development Panel.

Anonymous comments will not be considered.

How to comment on a planning application

If you know the reference number or site address of the application, click on the link below to comment. If you don't know these details use the map below to locate the application.

Find and comment on an application

What applications are we currently considering?

The map below shows all the planning applications which we are currently considering. You can use it to also find an application and click the link through to comment on the application.