National Park Authorities are statutory planning authorities, responsible for granting planning permissions for changes in building and land use or new buildings.
Planning in National Parks is a careful balancing act. We have to meet the needs of those who live, visit and work in each National Park now, and protect these areas for the future. We have to make sure the plants, animals, wildlife, unique landscape and fascinating buildings are not lost to the next generation.
Each National Park Authority website gives details of the local planning policies and processes, explaining when and how to apply for planning permission. You can also check progress of a planning application. Check out the links below.
The links below will take you to other websites for more information.
- Planning Aid - offering free independent advice across the UK
- Planning portal - the UK government's online planning and building regulations resource
- Broads Authority - Planning
- Dartmoor National Park - Planning
- Exmoor National Park - Planning
- Lake District National Park - Planning
- New Forest National Park - Planinng
- Northumberland National Park - Planning
- North York Moors National Park - Planning
- Peak District National Park - Planning
- Yorkshire Dales National Park - Planning