Author Archives: Chris Garner

Yorkshire Dales National Park Call for Sites

January 7th, 2021 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are asking landowners to put forward any sites they consider should allocating for development. If you have land you wish to be considered and would like put forward contact Chris Garner. The deadline for submissions is 26th February 2021.

30 YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL TOWN PLANNING INSTITUTE

January 7th, 2021 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Chris Garner celebrates 30 years as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute this month. Chris’s career started as a local government planning officer, followed by two decades in the house building industry, before setting up his own practice in Kendal. If you have any planning issues you wish to discuss, please give Chris … Read more

Legal Commencement of Development

December 18th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

A planning permission is granted for a period of 3 years. Within that time you must commence the development to keep the consent live. What constitutes a legal commencement is set out in statute. You must clear all pre-commencement conditions before you commence development otherwise the works will not be considered lawful. Garner Planning has … Read more

Local Occupancy Restriction Removed

December 18th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has secured the remove a S106 legal agreement restriction a dwelling to local occupancy. Copeland Borough Council granted consent in 2005 requiring the dwelling to be occupied by persons from a single parish. The planning authority agreed that the restriction was extremely onerous and that their planning policies had changed and no longer … Read more

Local Occupancy Restriction Amended

November 30th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has secured the amendment to an early 1990′s local occupancy restriction in the Lake District National Park to widen the geographic area. If you have an historic S106 legal agreement, or planning condition, on a property in the National Park and seek advice on the potential to amend its provisions, give Chris Garner … Read more

National Park New School

November 18th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

The Lake District National Park Authority has granted planning consent to Switched2 for a new school at Ulpha Farm, Meathop, near Grange over Sands. The current school, providing for pupils who have not coped well in mainstream schools, operates from portacabins located inside farm buildings. The key to the success of the school is the … Read more

Staveley Pharmacy

November 10th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has secured planning permission for additional external storage space for Staveley Pharmacy. The space is used for the storage and distribution of mobility aids for the local community. The application was considered by members of the Lake District National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee with a recommendation for refusal. Following a presentation by … Read more

Kendal 25 dwellings

September 24th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has assisted South Lakes Housing to progress a planning application for 25 dwellings, including 24 affordable and 1 self-build unit. RG Parkins prepared the drainage strategy. Members of South Lakeland District Council’s Planning Committee, resolved to grant planning consent, subject to a S106 agreement, which will address the detail of the affordable housing … Read more

Part Q New Dwelling Allerdale

September 17th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has received Approval of Prior Notification for the conversion of a steel framed farm building to a dwelling near Wigton Cumbria. If you have agricultural buildings that you consider could be converted to a residential use, then give Chris a call on 01539 734365.  

Barrow in Furness Positive Planners

September 14th, 2020 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has secured planning permission for 3 dwellings on Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness. The site had its challenges with both drainage and extensive tree cover. Thanks to RG Parkins and Treescapes Consultancy for their work in resolving all issues satisfactorily. Although the planning application was not granted as quickly as we would like, … Read more