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If you’re struggling to navigate local planning rules and regulations, PFK’s professional planning service could be the ideal solution for you.

We help businesses and individuals across the Northern Lake District, West Cumbria and the Eden Valley with expert planning advice and guidance.

Whether you’re seeking general planning advice, help with an application or want to appeal an enforcement notice, our highly qualified team of planning professionals will take care of you every step of the way.

Why choose PFK's Planning Service?

Extensive industry experience.

The in-house services of our estate and land agency staff, as well as input from local architects with whom we have a strong working relationship.

Excellent knowledge of the local area and applicable planning restrictions.

Professional Team


All of our planning services are carried out by qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to helping clients with every detail and stage of planning applications.

As full members of the Royal Town Planning Institute, PFK’s Chartered Town Planners offer a complete range of planning consultancy services throughout Cumbria. 

Professional Team

Our Services

Our services include:
General planning advice
Preparation and submission of applications
Pre-application advice/site appraisals
Appeals against planning refusals and enforcement notices
Submission of neighbour/third party comments on applications and appeals
Promotion of land within local planning authority development plans
Interpretation of planning law and policy

Our Experience

With a wealth of experience working with both public and private sector clients within Cumbria and the rest of the UK, PFK have a comprehensive understanding of planning policies at a local and national level so we are perfectly placed to advise you.

We frequently work with prospective developers to advise them on their planning needs, and our qualified Chartered Planners can advise you too. Clients include:

  • Architects
  • Builders
  • Solicitors
  • Estate Agents
  • Landowners
  • Businesses Seeking to Expand
  • Individuals

The rules and regulations surrounding planning applications can be extremely complicated. That’s where PFK can help.

Our Experience

Other Services

We can also arrange a host of other surveys, assessments and reports, including:
Arboricultural reports
Historic building/heritage assessments
Ecological surveys (including bat surveys)
Flood risk assessments
Housing requirement reports

So whatever your planning requirements, get in touch with PFK's team of Chartered Town Planners.

Planning Applications

Preparing and submitting planning applications can be a stressful experience, so it’s important to seek advice you can trust. We can help you prepare and submit your planning application and eliminate that stress. Our planning application services include:

  • Planning permission (including notification of intention applications)
  • Listed building consent
  • Lawful development certificates Appeals and enforcement notices

Our experienced team can advise you on how best to deal with appeals and enforcement notices, and ensure that you are compliant with UK laws and regulations every step of the way.

Planning Applications

Get in Touch

Please contact PFK Planning on 01768 890140 or e-mail

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