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Planning application types

There are various types of planning applications. Most planning application types can be submitted by going to Applications on the Planning Portal.

Planning application types

The types of planning applications are list below:

  • 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 us 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 an 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.

Submitting planning applications

Applications on the Planning Portal has details of who can apply for planning permission, which planning consent is needed, what information is needed, how much planning applications cost, a planning fee calculator and you can buy a location plan as well. Alternatively, you can submit a planning application by completing the relevant planning application form and posting it to Planning Services, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG.

Planning application site location plan

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 meets our requirements, whether you are a planning professional or first-time applicant, you can obtain both plans on one of the websites listed on buy a plan on the Planning Portal.

Can I submit the planning 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.

Planning applications fees

The fees for planning consent are set by Central Government. To get an idea of the fee you might have to pay, go to the fee calculator on the Planning Portal.

If you have any further queries about planning, there is always a Duty Planning Officer available between Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm. You can contact the Duty Planning Officer by telephone on 01768 817817, or in person at Mansion House. If you wish to contact a specific officer, see contact Development Management.