In 2006 the Lake District National Park Authority refused planning permission for a new estate manager’s lodge at Neaum Crag near Ambleside. A susbsequent appeal was dismissed in 2008. Garner Planning argued that there had been a significant change in circumstances. Applying the nationally described space standards demonstrated that the existing lodge was too small … Read more
Author Archives: Chris Garner
Garner Planning has secured planning and listed building consent for the conversion of a listed farm building into two dwellings and the erection of a new dwelling within the Orton Conservation Area. Lanquest Properties Limited provided the drawings and amendments as required and agreed with the local planning authority.
Garner Planning, acting as agent for the property owners, has secured planning permission to replace an existing 1960’s/70’s dwelling with a larger eco Passivhaus. The new dwelling will have fine views down Derwent Water to Borrowdale. The new dwelling has been designed by EcoArc, an architectural practice based in Kentmere.
In 2020 Garner Planning obtained confirmation from Allerdale Borough Council that the proposed conversion of a farm building was permitted development (i.e. Part Q). In 2021 full planning permission was secured for the conversion with additional works (not falling within Part Q) to achieve an exemplar Passivhaus eco standard. The additional features include PV panels, … Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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