Planning Policy

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

Allerdale Borough Council formally adopted the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) on 16 July 2014.

This follows receipt of the Inspector's Report concluding that the Local Plan is legally compliant and sound subject to the Inspector’s recommended modifications. These modifications are now included in the Local Plan.

The Local Plan (Part 1) now forms a key element of the development plan for the area of Allerdale outside the Lake District National Park, setting out the strategic and development management policies that will guide development up to 2029. It also includes alterations to the Proposal Map.  Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) replaces most of the policies in the Allerdale Local Plan 1999.  Policies from the Allerdale Local Plan 1999 and Local Plan First Alteration 2006 which have been 'saved' are listed in appendix 9 of the adopted Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1).

Further information on the Allerdale Local Plan 1999 and Local Plan First Alteration 2006 is available on the Allerdale Local Plan 1999 page

Work has commenced on the Local Plan (Part 2) which will contain the site allocations that will deliver the strategy contained in the adopted local plan (Part 1)

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, and the hearing sessions held from 28 January - 7 February 2014.  More information regarding the examination, including details of the hearing sessions and major and minor modifications can be found on the local plan examination page.

Any person who is aggrieved by the adoption of the Allerdale Local Plan (part 1) DPD may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate power and/or a procedural requirement has not been complied with. Any such application must be made promptly and in any event no later than six weeks after the date on which the Local Plan (part 1) was adopted (16 July 2014).

In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, the Council is also publishing an Adoption Statement and a Sustainability Appraisal Post Adoption Statement.

For further information on the adoption of the local plan (part 1) or any other area of planning policy contact the planning policy team on 01900 702610 or localplan@allerdale.gov.uk

Local Plan (Part 2) - Site Allocations       

The Site Allocations document forms Part 2 of the Allerdale Local Plan.  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 Part 1. It will also designate areas of open space and nature conservation for protection.

Following a ‘Call for Sites’ and consultation on a draft Site Assessment Methodology and draft Scoping Report  which concluded in January 2014, the Council is now undertaking a consultation on Site Allocations Issues and Options Discussion Paper.

The Issues and Options consultation period will run through the summer, and all comments should be received by Tuesday 30 September 2014, no later than 4 pm

This document includes the sites and land uses suggested to the Borough Council in the ‘Call for Sites’, and presents a range of issues and options for consideration by the local community and other stakeholders.  The responses received from this consultation will inform the preparation of the Council’s Site Allocations ‘Preferred Options’, the next stage in the process of producing the Site Allocations DPD.

More information regarding site allocations can be found on the Site Allocations page.

For further assistance, contact the Planning Policy Team on 01900 702610 or siteallocations@allerdale.gov.uk


Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerAllerdale Local Plan (Part 1) in PDF format15753 Kb37 mins 30 secs @ 56k, 1 min 5 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerAdoption Statement in PDF format22 Kb3 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerSA post adoption statement in PDF format110 Kb16 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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