Hello, I’m Chris Ashton of Ashton Planning, a professional town and country planner, at your service.

I provide comprehensive planning advice, application and appeal services, primarily in Cumbria and North Lancashire from my base in Kendal; ‘the gateway’ to the beautiful Lake District.

This area of great development pressures and surrounding districts, means anyone seeking planning permission in them should benefit from my services.

My all-round professional planning experience gained as planning officer to a Development Corporation and various Councils, has equipped me to handle a wide range of residential, business and other developments in town and country.

After working as a planning consultant in the West Midlands, while undertaking family care, I’ve returned to near my roots; where I can focus on providing you with the help you need, whether for or against new development.

My approach is a positive ‘can do’ one, like seeking agreement with my planning authority counterparts, for example with amended or alternative proposals, but only after consultation with my clients’ to ensure they would be satisfied with the planned outcome (usually the elusive planning permission!).

Please contact me with your inquiry and I’ll respond directly.