There are various types of planning applications, most of which can be submitted online via the Planning Portal website. This page details the different types of application together with information on submitting your application.
Householder Application: for when you need to make alterations or extensions to your house.
Planning Permission: For when you require planning permission to carry out certain changes of use of, or works and operations to, land or buildings which have not followed the outline and reserved matters procedure below.
Outline Planning Application: If you would like the Council to consider the principle of a proposal including matters such as siting, design, external appearance, means of access, and landscaping before detailed drawings are prepared. A granted reserved matters application will be required before development can commence.
Reserved Matters Planning Application: If you wish to obtain approval of any matters not considered under an outline planning application once the detail of a proposal is available. A granted outline planning permission will be required before consideration of reserved matters.
Non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission: For when you wish to make a non-material amendment to a previously approved planning application.
Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent: If you require consent to alter a listed building or for the demolition of certain buildings, walls and other means of enclosure in a conservation area.
Notice of Intention for Agriculture or Forestry Development: To be completed for certain types of agricultural and forestry development - if you are uncertain whether the proposal would qualify for a notice of intention application please contact development control. Please note that some forms of agricultural and forestry development will require a Full Planning Application.
Consent to Display and Advertisement: Required for certain types of advertisement including posters and notices, boards and placards, fascia and projecting signs, flags and traffic signs.
Certificate of Lawfulness for an Existing Use: Required to regularise development which does not benefit from the necessary planning permission.
For advice on the planning application process and the different types of applications together with details of how to submit an application see planning applications on the Planning Portal.
Alternatively you can submit an application by completing the relevant planning application forms and posting to:
Planning Services, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG
Guide to Planning Application Requirements (PDF: 485Kb/ 49 pages) have been created to give you a better idea of what information is required to accompany your planning application. The guidance notes should give you a clearer idea of which form you need to complete. If you have any problems or queries contact Development Control.
Every planning application needs a site location plan and block plan showing the location and boundaries of the site you are planning to work on. To ensure that your plan meet our requirements, whether you are a planning professional or first-time applicant you can Planning Portal's create a site location plan.
Can I submit the application myself?
Anyone can make a planning application, irrespective of who owns the land/buildings concerned. However if you are not the owner, or if you have only part-ownership, you have to inform the owner or those who share ownership, including any leaseholder whose lease still has seven or more years to run, and any agricultural tenant. All applications have to be accompanied by a certificate relating to land ownership. Either the applicant has to confirm ownership of the land that is included in the application, or alternatively, that other people with a legal interest in the land have been notified about the application. It is not necessary to make the application yourself. If you wish, you can appoint an agent to make it for you.
The fees for planning consent are set by Central Government. They vary as to the type and size of development. Because the fees can be complex, and often dependant upon the nature of the development proposed please refer to the Scale of fees (PDF: 170Kb / 7 pages).
If you have any further queries about planning there is always a Duty Officer available between: Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm
You can contact the duty officer by phone on 01768 817817 or in person at Mansion House. If you wish to contact a specific officer see development control contact information.