Allerdale Borough Council is the local planning authority for the area of the borough that lies outside of the Lake District National Park.

The five areas of work in the area of planning, and where we can help you, are:Planning portal logo for signpost page

Handling planning applications

Developing planning policy

Planning enforcement

Conservation of the historic environment

Protecting trees and hedgerows

Overall role of the planning section

The planning section has the responsibility to ensure that new development is well designed and carefully sited so that it contributes to the high quality natural environment and built heritage of the borough. We also seek to provide homes and work places to sustain its communities and the local economy.

For an interactive guide on Planning and Building Control please visit

The DCLG has produced a guide to the planning system and the Local Government Ombudsman has also issued advice to those who wish to comment on an application.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

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