Change of use from guest house to dwelling cottage – Lake District

The Lake District National Park is renowned for its quaint cottages, B n B’s and small family run hotels that serve the visitor and tourist industry.

Inspire Planning Solutions was approached by advice from a previous client who had purchased an investment property. It had previously been operating as a Bed and Breakfast, which had been renovated and converted it into a single quality holiday let, reducing the number of bedrooms.

Following an enquiry by the Council on the current use of the property, we provided advice on the lawful use of the property and how it had operated previously, as well as analysing the particular policies of the National Park to understand the likelihood of success, of a future application.

If you are planning a project or have undertaken work inadvertently without having the necessary permissions in place, then it is best to be proactive and take the right steps in good time.