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Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
Workington,
Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ

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Consultations - All

The following table has details of all consultations the Council has been involved in over the past 12 months and any public consultations relevant to the Allerdale area. Further information on each consultation is available on Have your say, Cumbria's consultation and community engagement website.

The Have Your Say database is a joint project between Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Constabulary, Cumbria NHS, Allerdale Borough Council, Barrow Borough Council, Carlisle City Council, Copeland Borough Council, Eden District Council and South Lakeland District Council.

The database contains all consultations which are carried out by the above organisations for the past 12 months, the consultations can be searched by keyword, audience, interest, postcode or organisation, so you can get directly to the consultations you are interested in. It also allows you to check the results of previous consultations and how the results of those consultations have been acted upon with the 'We asked, You said, We did' facility.

Just click on the title of a consultation you are interested in for information and contact details.

Recent and current consultations

Consultation Organisation Dates Status

Local Plan (Part Two)

Residents are encouraged to give their views on the Council’s preferred locations for new development within the area over the next 15 Years.  

The ‘Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD)’ or Allerdale Local Plan (Part Two) will identify or ‘allocate’ sufficient areas of land within the district that lie outside the National Park for specific types of development and land uses such as housing, employment, retail, leisure and open space for the period up to 2029.  The plan supports the vision for the district set out in the Allerdale Local Plan (Part One) in delivering sustainable development, economic growth and helping make Allerdale a great place to live, work and visit. Whilst Part One of the Local Plan set out the general vision and scale of development for the area, the second part now under consultation considers specific sites. 

The Council has identified its ‘Preferred Options’ sites following previous consultations undertaken in 2014 and 2015.  The Preferred Options consultation is a key stage in the preparation of the Site Allocations document, and enables local communities to have their say on which sites should be developed and which sites should be safeguarded. 

The consultation starts on 27 January 2017 and ends on 24 March 2017. 

 

Allerdale Borough Council 27 January 2017 - 24 March 2017 Open
       
       

 

Hackney Carriage Table of Fares review

The Table of Fares for Hackney Carriages will be reviewed at a meeting of the Licensing Committee in the next few weeks.

If you have any comments to make regarding any element of the rate of fares set within the Borough please forward these by Friday 10 February 2017. Responses can be sent to the address below or by email to licensing@allerdale.gov.uk.

Despite the fares being reviewed every year, the last change was in 2010. This is your opportunity to put forward any proposals. These should be supported with full reasoning and figures if possible. We strongly encourage you contribute to the consultation as the Licensing Committee welcome your input into this review. Please bear in mind that only responses received by this Licensing Authority are taken into consideration.

Allerdale Borough Council 25/01/2017 - 10/02/2017 Closed
Budget 2017/18

Every year the Council has to agree a balanced budget – this means that we must balance our income against our expenditure.  Government grants, which used to make up a significant proportion of our income, have been reducing year on year.  The simple fact is that as we receive less and less income from central government then we either need to make savings, which could involve changes to the services we provide, or find new sources of income to make our budget balance.

To address the decline in income the Council receives from central government we will need to deliver a programme of savings totaling £3.55million over the four financial years 2015/16 to 2018/19. This includes making savings of £1.7m during 2017/18 and 2018/19. In 2016/17 our budget was £16.5million, including £12.2m of recurring expenditure - so you can see the size of the challenge.

We have some tough decisions to make about the level of service we can continue to provide and how we can generate more income. Our aim is to be as efficient as possible whilst maintaining a level of service our customers and partners expect and deserve.  Between 2013/14 and 2016/17 the Council has made budget savings of over £5.2m through cuts to staffing and management costs and making services and processes more efficient. But we still have to do more to find savings or increase our income to make the budget balance.

We want your views to help us make decisions when we come to set our budget for 2017/18. 

Allerdale Borough Council 16/12/16 - 30 January 2017 Closed

Housing Strategy

We're reviewing our Housing Strategy, and need your help to understand what the housing issues are for Allerdale, and what needs to be done to tackle them. 

There has never been a more important time for us to deal with housing issues in Allerdale. We have an ageing population and a strong economy, with high demand for housing, and rising rents and house prices. 

Significant housing growth is required in and around the borough to provide sufficient homes for people to live in and for businesses and local services to continue to thrive.

At the same time, we need to meet the challenges of a shortfall of affordable housing and welfare changes to maintain existing communities, and ensure that they can link with and benefit from the advantages arising from housing growth.

The strategy includes a vision statement setting out the vision for housing in Allerdale and the actions we will take to achieve this, and a summary of the challenges that Allerdale is facing in relation to housing.

There are three areas of housing delivery considered in the strategy, and each area has its own aims and priorities:

  • Housing Need, Demand and Future Development
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Housing Options and Homeless Prevention

 

Allerdale Borough Council 13/07/2016 - 24/08/2016 Closed

De-designation of Silloth Bathing Waters

Consultation on the proposed de-designation of Silloth (West Beach) as a Bathing Water.

 

     
  30/11/2015 - 18/1/206 Closed
       

Proposed changes to parking charges

The funding pressures

Every year the Council has to agree a balanced budget – this means that we must balance our income against our expenditure.  Government grants, which used to make up a significant proportion of our income, have been reducing year on year.  The simple fact is that as we receive less and less income from central government then we either need to make savings, which can mean cuts to services, or find new sources of income to make our budget balance.

To account for this ongoing decline in income from central government we project that we must close a financial gap of £3.47million over four financial years until 2018/19. In 2015/16 our budget was £15.28million, so you can see the size of the challenge.

We have some tough decisions to make about the level of service we can continue to provide and how we can generate more income.  Our aim is to be as efficient as possible whilst maintaining a level of service our customers and partners expect and deserve.  Since 2012 we have saved £3.9m through cuts to staffing and management costs, increasing income we generate, and making services and processes more efficient. But we still have to do more to find savings or increase our income to make the budget balance.

Looking at our parking charges

We looked at our parking charges and the conclusions make up part of our budget for 2016/17.

When considering our proposals we took several things into account:

  • Our charges have not changed for nearly four years and any increase will bring us into line with other Cumbrian authorities.
  • We wanted to consider the different needs and issues in relation to each town, to ensure the carparks are well used and people do not have to wait for a space.
  • The feedback we get from business is that they want customers to stay in the town centres longer. Therefore our proposals are designed to encourage the use of long-stay car parks and increase the number of people who have the opportunity to use our short-stay car parks (increasing the “churn”).
  • We wanted to invest to save and provide a better service to the customer through new machines.
  • These proposals will only affect those car parks which are owned by the Council. Car parks managed by Allerdale Borough Council on behalf of other organisations are not included in these changes.

As a result we propose to:

  • Invest in new parking machines to the tune of £350,000 so that we can offer a more effective service to the customer and allow them more ways to pay
  • Increase charges in some car-parks, and for some charging periods, to ensure we have enough revenue to continue to pay for essential services and cover costs. Charges in some car parks are to be reduced. Coach-parking charges shall also be increased.
  • Change maximum stay rates in some car parks to increase the amount of people who can use it to park.
  • Change charging periods to include an overnight charge in the car parks
  • Increase charges for permits  to bring them into line with fees charged by other Cumbrian authorities; and to temporarily suspend and review the low-pay permit
     
Allerdale Borough Council    
17/11/2015 - 21/01/2016 Closed
Licensing Policy

The Licensing Act 2003 requires the Licensing Authority to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years. It must be published before the authority carries out any function in respect of individual applications under the terms of the Act. This is the third review of our licensing policy and an extensive consultation is now being carried out with responsible authorities including Police, Fire, Environmental Health, Director of Public Health and other agencies, groups, national and local members of the leisure industry and legal representatives. Organisations, licence holders, residents, businesses and individuals are now being asked to comment on the draft policy.

The policy has been drafted together with other authorities in the county in recognition that it is helpful if the approach is consistent for businesses who have undertakings across Cumbria and sets out the approach towards licensing alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment over the next five years.

Allerdale Borough Council 10/07/2015 - 18/09/2015 Closed
       
     
     
Markets in Allerdale Consultation

Allerdale Borough Council recognises the important contribution that markets make to the local economy and the character of the area. They remain an important Council service, provide an opportunity for small businesses to test new products and ideas, bring a buzz to our town centres and contribute in a number of ways to the local communities that they serve.

The Council has recently appointed Geraud Markets Ltd. to manage and operate our markets on our behalf. Over the coming months, Geraud will be working with the Council to develop a new markets strategy for Allerdale.

To inform the development of this strategy we are seeking the views of residents and visitors. We would like to know what you think of our existing markets – do you use your local market? If not, why not? What do you like about your local market and what do you think could be improved? We’re also looking to the future. Would you like to see new markets operating in other parts of Allerdale?

Allerdale Borough Council 12/06/2015 - 24/07/2015
     

 

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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ