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Westmorland and Furness Planning Consultants

Are you looking to secure planning permission in Westmorland and Furness? We can help!

For all of your Westmorland and Furness Planning needs

This is where the professionals at Plande step in.

Plande is a development enabler. We unlock the potential of your property or land by understanding your challenge and objectives, navigating the red tape, solving problems creatively, and getting the right result.

By combining our planning and architecture expertise, we comprehensively draft applications that gently lead decision-makers towards the ideal outcome.

Westmorland and Furness Council as created in April 2023 when the following councils merged:

Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Eden District Council
South Lakeland District Council
Cumbria County Council

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Contact our team by completing the form or by using the details below:


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Westmorland and Furness Council Planning Consultants

Every planning challenge covered


For all written representation, hearing & local inquiry appeals


High-quality, robust planning applications



Improving your chances of obtaining planning permission


To support and justify your application or appeal

Are You Looking for Help with Westmorland and Furness Planning? – Look No Further!

Plande has huge experience in working with Westmorland and Furness Council on a wide variety of different projects. We help individuals, builders and organisations navigate the complicated planning process. We are RTPI qualified experts, so whatever you are planning let Plande take the strain. Take a look at our areas of expertise below. We are here for all of you Westmorland and Furness Planning needs!

Westmorland and Furness Planning Applications

Since our inception in 2007, we have made many Planning applications in the Westmorland and Furness area including Barrow in Furness, Eden, South Lake District areas, covered by the previous borough councils. This means that our application services meet the highest of standards. In this business its very often a case of who you know, and because we are based in Altrincham we are very familiar with the people who will be involved in your case.

Westmorland and Furness Planning Applications often attract Community Infrastructure Levy charges, especially if the designs include over 100 sq. m of internal floor area. Certain exceptions apply, including house extensions and self build homes.

It is important to understand the policies, requirements and limitations demanded by the council. These are critical in ensuring projects are approved in a timely and cost effective manner, ensuring our clients maximise the potential of their high quality developments.

Westmorland and Furness Planning Permission

Due to our proximity to the Council and the high number of applications submitted, we have a fantastic record for obtaining planning permission in Westmorland and Furness for a wide range of residential and commercial schemes. These include replacement dwellings, self builds, extensions (including green belt) and large remodelling projects in the area.

Westmorland and Furness Planning Appeals

We have also been successful in obtaining permission via the planning appeals in Westmorland and Furness route. This is where an applicant has a right to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate where a decision has not been reached on an application within the statutory period, or if the application has been refused. An appeal can also be made if the applicant doesn’t agree with the conditions on a planning approval. An applicant typically has 12 weeks from the decision to make an appeal for house extensions.

Westmorland and Furness Planning Policies

Due to the changes in councils in April 2023 Westmorland and Furness Planning Policies are going through a state of flux. This provides opportunities, but also challenges, so appointing Plande as your consultant ensures your project obtains approval in a timely and cost effective manner.

Residential and domestic projects’ policies are quite detailed, which could be seen as prescriptive and restrictive. Our creative strategic approach means we have obtained Westmorland and Furness planning approvals where the designs appeared to have contradicted planning policies.

For commercial projects, the Core Strategy provides the main policies for development control purposes.

Other supplementary planning guidance, including Conservation Area plans, parking standards among many others also need to be considered when applying for planning permission.

Have a look at our projects carried out and approved in the area.

Westmorland and Furness Planning Permission Consultancy

Located in the County Hall, Busher Walk, Kendal, Westmorland and Furness Planning Department was precede by Cumbria City Council. It presides over a hugely diverse mix of property, including a huge stretch of green belt featuring historic and traditionally built properties in open Countryside.

Westmorland and Furness Council Covers

Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council
Eden District Council
Southlakeland District Council

And a very small part of North Yorkshire.

Understanding the area and its unique context is essential when working on planning projects.

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Westmorland and Furness Planning Consultants

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Working alongside an extensive network of specialist consultants, Plande gives you more than just high-quality advice from experienced professionals.

You’ll get fresh, creative insights into your project. A perspective that aims to get results every time.

We offer a development-focused planning consultancy services for developers, land owners, businesses, architects and private clients.