Development Management is about maintaining a balance between the need for new development such as housing, employment, tourism, leisure and local services with the need to protect both the natural and built environment and the quality of life within the National Park. At an individual level, it can be about considering your need to extend your house against the impact that an extension may have on your neighbour's property or the local area.
The National Park Authority, as the Local Planning Authority for the area, makes decisions on applications for many types of development. These decisions are made either by meetings of the Development Management Committee, or by the Authority's officers under delegated powers.
Development Management Charter (PDF Format)
Delegation Scheme for Planning Applications (PDF Format)