19th May 2022

An appeal has now been lodged against the refusal of this application and we await the outcome.

18th November 2021

We are pleased to report that this application was refused on 16th July 2021 on grounds of impacts on the landscape character, views, tranquillity and World Heritage attributes as well as a lack of information such as lighting information.

16th December 2020 

A new 52-space car park is proposed at the Swan Hotel, Grasmere. We share the local community’s concerns over what this will mean for the landscape and settlement character, light pollution and ambitions to shift to more sustainable modes of travel. The application reference number is 7/2020/5743  - find out more here

Read our response to the proposals here