Planning Policy

Local Plan (Part 1) - Strategic and Development Management Policies

The Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 23 October 2013 for independent examination.

The Secretary of State has appointed Inspector Susan Holland MA DipTP DipPollCon MRTPI to conduct the examination to determine whether the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) is sound.

The hearing sessions for the examination were held from 28 January - 7 February 2014. As a result of representations received and following the public hearings a number of amendments are proposed to the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1).

The proposed amendments are set out in the Schedule of Main Modifications. Please note that this Schedule superceeds that listed within the Examination Library under Core Document section (Major Modifications CD4). The Main Modifications were the subject to a six week period of consultation that concluded on  Friday 28 March 2014. Representations to the main modifcations received during this period can be viewed on the examination library page.

Schedule of Minor Modifications has also been produced which contain amendments that cover correction of punctuation or typing errors. As they do not alter the strategy of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) they are not included in the consultation. Please note that this Schedule superceeds that listed within the Examination Library under Core Document section (Minor Modifications - CD3).

An updated version of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), incorporating the proposed Minor and Major Modifications, has been produced. Please note that this version superceeds that listed within the Examination Library under the Core Document section (Annotated Local Plan (part one) - CD2).

More information regarding the examination can be found on the local plan examination page.


Local Plan (Part 2) - Site Allocations       

The Site Allocations document forms Local Plan (Part 2).  It will allocate sites for a range of different uses such as housing, employment having regard to the settlement hierarchy, the future role of each settlement/tier and the level of housing and employment growth identified in Local Plan (Part 1). It will also designate areas of open space and nature conservation for protection.

The Council has undertaken a first stage consultation on the Site Allocations and is now considering the representations that have been received.

The Council has also undertaken a 'Call for Sites' and is now cataloguing the sites that have been submitted for consideration.

The consultation and call for sites has now closed.

Those who have submitted sites will receive written confirmation that these have been received by the Council no later than Monday 27th January 2014. If you have submitted representations and/or sites and do not receive confirmation by this date, then please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01900 702610 or

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