Plans for an expanded art gallery in West Cumbria have been submitted to the council.

The applicant Craig Hamilton, who owns the Craig Hamilton Art, Tattoo and fine art gallery on High Street, Cleator Moor, has applied for permission for a change of use in order to increase the size of the gallery.

Mr Hamilton, who lives in Workington, has submitted his application to Copeland Council.

He would like two internal walls replaced to return the property into two separate buildings and change two domestic-use rooms into more art gallery space.

He is also asking for a sign and light for the front of the gallery, on the end-of-terrace property.

The property was previously a dentist's surgery, before Mr Hamilton bought the premises for a tattoo shop, art gallery and residential use.

There is already one internal wall which is used as a gallery, but exhibition space is needed to increase.

Mr Hamilton is aiming for a July/August deadline.

Readers can view the application at, using the reference 4/21/2145/0F1.