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Green light for new dwelling in the Westmorland Dales

Our Consulting and Architecture teams are celebrating with a farming family from the Yorkshire Dales after securing planning permission for a new dwelling. 

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This proposal will allow a tenant farmer the opportunity to build a new house in the Westmorland Dales. This gives them the opportunity to own their own home, allowing them to manage their tenancy succession while enabling parents and grandparents to remain in their community.

Tom Woof, Director of Planning said;

“There were particular planning issues to overcome with this proposal including the adjoining listed building, access off a narrow lane, and the correct use of the Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan. The new house is designed to be close to carbon neutral and will allow low running costs for the generations to come. It replicates the look of a traditional Westmorland Farmhouse but takes advantage of the change in levels to create an up-to-date family living space.”

The Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan (UENDP) has policies that allow farmers and rural businesses to build new houses that support the enterprise and local community. It is the only such policy in the UK and is the most successful element of the first Neighbourhood Plan in the UK. To find out more about this or to look into a project of your own, contact our team today on 01228 900949 or email