If the council wishes to object to a planning application it can only be done on ‘material grounds’; guidelines for Material Planning Considerations can be found here.
Advice on applying for planning permission can be found at lake-district.gov.uk. This site tells you whether or not you will need planning permission, and how to go about making an application. View planning applications on-line
The Parish responses to a planning application the reasons can be seen by checking the minutes of the meeting. If you need any assistance please contact the Parish Clerk who would be pleased to assist you.