Past Regeneration Projects

Workington Town Centre

A large section of the town centre of Workington has been rebuilt in a £45 million scheme with nearly £3 million spent on an innovative public art programme. Find out about the scheme.

Derwent Forest

Learn about the proposals to turn the former Royal Navy armament disposal facility at Broughton Moor, the largest brownfield site in the north-west, into a premier leisure destination.

Derwentwater Foreshore Project

One of the nation's most beautiful settings with stunning lake and fell views and popular since the Victorian times this site has deteriorated significantly in the face of increased visitor numbers and is literally worn-out. This scheme will re-create hard and soft landscaping and sympathetically improve physical and intellectual access, increasing awareness of the heritage and cultural importance of the site. Find out more about the Derwentwater foreshore project.

Maryport Townscape Heritage Initiative

A five-year programme of works, called the Maryport Townscape Heritage Initiative and costing a total of £3.65 million, transformed the face of Maryport and revitalised the historic core of the town’s centre. The scheme involved renovation works to key buildings in the town, environmental enhancements and a training programme for local contractors to enable them to gain skills suitable for the repair of historic buildings.

Harrington Harbour

There has been a quay at Harrington since 1760. The present harbour facility was re-opened in the 1960s and there is now a need for investment to bring it up to modern standards. Plans have been developed to revitalise the harbour as the centre of the local community. Find out about the Harrington Harbour plans.

North West Coalfield Communities Regeneration Programme

The North West Coalfield Communities Regeneration Programme (NWCCRP), funded through the North West Development Agency (NWDA), is a unique and innovative partnership-lead strategy for the regeneration of former coalfield communities. More information is available on the Coalfield Regeneration page.

Regeneration Programmes

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)

Areas of the borough outside Workington are covered by the above programme which is scheduled to run until 2013. The programme offers grants for rural business and community projects. The west coast up to Wigton is covered by the Solway, Border and Eden Local Action Group. The area east of Cockermouth is covered by the Fells and Dales area. See the Cumbria County County website - RDPE implementation section for more information and contact details.

Regeneration initiatives in individual Allerdale settlements

All the seven major towns in Allerdale, and their surroundings, have ongoing regeneration plans and projects. Each area has an individual page which can be accessed from the regenerating towns page. 

Links to appropriate council documents and forms are located at the bottom of each web page.  Links to other related pages on this website or external websites can be found underneath the documents followed by the council department's contact details.

On those web pages where Allerdale Borough Council is not the service provider, details of the appropriate organisation are given and a link to their website is provided.

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