Planning Sub Committee
The planning sub-committee of Windermere & Bowness Town Council meets every month. Usually on the 4th Wednesday of each month. They consider all planning applications for the parish and make recommendations to the Lake District National Park (LDNP), the Planning Authority for our area. Occasionally our meeting dates don't align with the deadlines for response from the LDNP, where possible, the council will hold an additional meeting to consider those applications.
The meetings are open to the public. Anyone can request to speak both in support or opposition to a planning application on the agenda. There is an allocated three minute slot for each speaker at the start of the meeting. It is helpful if people planning to attend the meeting contact the clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer you can write to the Council with your objections or support. Because the Town Council only makes recommendations to the LDNP, it is important to also write to the LDNP planners at email@example.com quoting the application number.
Planning applications are listed on the agenda for the meeting along with their reference number (eg 7/2020/5555). The detail of the individual applications, the plans, letters of objection and the comments made about it can be found as follows:
Enter Lake District Planning Search in your web browser or click this link.
Select Planning Application Search Tool.
Tick: I accept at the bottom of the page.
This will take you to the search area. If you have the planning reference, enter it here. If you do not, you will need to choose the Search Applications option from the list on the left:
Enter the location in the 3rd box (eg Biskey Howe Road)
There is also an advanced search option and the option to search by map.
There are 5 Councillors who serve on the sub-committee. Currently membership is:
Cllr Christine Cook (Chairperson)
Cllr Jennifer Borer
Cllr Adrian Legge
Cllr Sandra Lilley
Cllr Marina Davis
The sub-committee and LDNP can only consider certain factors known as material considerations in making recommendations about planning applications. For more information about Material Considerations and the role of the Town Council in the planning process please read the guide below.
The Town Council have no enforcement powers. If you are concerned that building or tree works have been carried out in breach of planning permission you can report it on the LDNP website: LDNP Enforcement
The 2024 calendar of meeting dates can be viewed below.
Our next meeting to be held is on Wednesday 28th February 2024 at Langstone House, Broad Street at 7pm. The agenda will be shown below. (Note: The agenda is published giving a minimum of three clear days notice before a meeting, not including Sundays or public holidays)
Westmorland and Furness Council (W&FC) are responsible for administering all premises licenses in our area. There is a public consultation period of 4 weeks and representations can be made direct to W&FC using the form below.
The planning sub-committee is consulted on all local premises licenses and they are included on the planning agenda. Any representations are sent directly to W&FC.
Minutes of previous meetings
Pre 2022 minutes are on the Archived Minutes page