Infrastructure planning

We have a lead role in assessing nationally significant and major projects.

There is £25 billion of investment proposed for Cumbria over the next 10 years. 

A number of energy related projects are planned and are deemed Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. 

These require an application to be made to the National Planning Inspectorate with the final planning decision on these schemes being made by the relevant Secretary of State.

We are a statutory consultee and take a leading role in assessing the impact of developments and what interventions are required to ensure the suitability of proposals.

We also work closely with Cumbria LEP in the development of strategy and policy documents including the Strategic Economic Plan.

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As a new council we are in the process of adding information to this website. To give you the information you need some pages will link back to the old council websites.

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