Submitting an application to the Park

We strongly recommend you obtain planning advice before submitting a planning application. See


Coronavirus update – Planning Service – 5th November 2020

In line with Government advice and to keep our staff and customers safe, our offices at Eastburn are closed from 5th November 2020. However our planning team can still be contacted via email [email protected]. We will continue to process planning applications which have already been submitted. If you are submitting a new application please do so electronically through the planning portal website. We are unlikely to be able to deal efficiently with planning applications received by post or paid for by cheque.

Due to our offices being closed there is likely to be a delay in receiving any letters or documents sent by post.  Please send all correspondence to [email protected]. If you have sent anything to the planning department within the last week please can you email [email protected] so that a colleague can contact you.

We are continuing to progress pre-application enquiries but can only accept online BACS payment. We would appreciate the submission of site photographs so that our officers do not need to visit your property.

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Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Local Planning Authority for the area of Northumberland National Park. If you live in the National Park this means that any planning application or pre-application enquiry relating to your property must be submitted to us, rather than to Northumberland County Council.

Other matters such as Building Control, Highways and Environmental Health are the responsibility of Northumberland County Council, within whose boundaries the National Park is located. Contact details for Northumberland County Council can be found online here.