Westmorland and Furness
A great place to live, work and thrive

Welcome to the first Westmorland and Furness Annual Business Premises Survey!

Each year, we will carry out our business survey to all business premises within our area. Your survey response is central to the work we do, as it will give us useful feedback on the supply and demand for business premises and land across our geography. This helps us to better plan for future employment development and to understand the opportunities and challenges facing our business community.

Work will soon begin on our new Local Plan for Westmorland and Furness, and your survey response will support this process. The Local Plan will ensure the right types of employment and housing development in a way that balances the economic, social and environmental impacts, setting out our strategy for land allocations. The voice of our business community is critical in our new Local Plan.

We will not identify individual companies in the results, so please be open and honest in your response. If you provide your contact information as part of the survey, this will not be shared, though we may wish to contact you if you have asked for additional support or have feedback we wish to follow up on.

Please click here to complete our survey (takes approximately 5-10 minutes).

This survey is conducted by the council’s Economic Development and Regeneration team, who lead on our Invest in Westmorland and Furness programme to support our businesses to grow and thrive.

Survey results will be available in Summer 2024 on this page.