Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2): Site Allocations Development Plan Document

Focused Consultation: Additional Sites Submitted and Policy Options 2017

Monday 20 November 2017 - Monday 22 January 2018 



Allerdale Borough Council is in the process of preparing a Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) that will form Part 2 of the Allerdale Local Plan. The Site Allocations DPD will identify sites necessary to meet the Borough’s development needs to 2029, as set out in the Strategic and Development Management Policies DPD (Allerdale Local Plan Part 1). 

Following a ‘Call for Sites’ conducted at the end of 2013, and ‘Issues and Options’ consultations undertaken in 2014 and 2015, the Council identified those sites that it considered most appropriate for development in its ‘Preferred Options’ consultation carried out earlier this year.   

The Council is currently in the process of reviewing the sites identified and policies proposed in response to the comments received.  A number of new sites were also suggested to the Council for consideration. 

We are now commencing a consultation on the additional sites put forward The sites are illustrated in the consultation document as submitted, with no assessment of their suitability or fit with the Local Plan strategy; they are not being promoted by the Council.

We are also consulting on a number of policy options. We welcome your comments on the sites and policies outlined in the consultation document only. Comments previously submitted are still being considered.  You do not have to resubmit them.

  •  Focused Consultation: Additional Sites Submitted and Policy Options 2017 Document

Where else can I view the documents?

Hard copies of the documents can be viewed at the Council’s offices at Allerdale House, Workington between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am and 4:30pm on Fridays (Our telephone number is: 0303 123 1702).

Copies are also available for inspection at the following locations during their normal opening hours:

  • Aspatria Library: Local Link, The Brandraw, Aspatria, CA7 3EZ  (016973 20515)
  • Cockermouth Library and Customer Service Centre: Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU (01900 706170 or 0303 123 1702) 
  • Maryport Library: Lawson Street, Maryport CA15 6ND (01900 812384)
  • Maryport Customer Services Centre: Town Hall, Senhouse Street, Maryport CA15 6BH (0303 123 1702)
  • Silloth Library: The Discovery Centre, Liddell Street, Silloth CA7 4DD (016973 32195)
  • Wigton Library: High Street, Wigton (016973 66150)
  • Wigton Local Link: Community Office, Market Hall, Wigton CA7 9AA (0303 123 1702)
  • Workington Library:  Vulcans Lane, Workington, CA14 2ND (01900 706170)

Comments should be made on the official representation form:

  • Comments Form - PDF
  • Comments Form - Word version

A Frequently Asked Questions leaflet has been produced to provide some key facts about the site allocations process and help answer important questions you may have.

Please note - no new sites should be submitted to the Council as part of this consultation as they will not be taken into consideration.

How do I comment on Focused Consultation: Additional Sites and Policy Opitions (Part 2)?

All comments should be received by 4pm Monday 22nd January 2018

  • By email

The Word document version of the representation form can be downloaded, completed and then emailed back to us at  

  • By Post

The PDF version of the representation form can be downloaded to complete by hand, or complete a paper copy of the form which is available from any of the venues listed above or upon request from the planning policy team.

Completed forms should be returned to:

       Planning Policy, Development Services, Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale House, Workington, CA14 3YJ

All comments should be received by 4pm on Monday 22nd January 2018

Next Steps

The representations received in response to this consultation will help the Council in making its final selection of sites and policies to take forward in the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2).  The Council's final choices will be set out in the Site Allocations 'Pre-Submission Draft' (also know as the 'Publication') version; this will be the final draft version of the Local Plan (Part 2) that the Council intends to submit to the Government. This will be the final opportunity for comments on the draft Local Plan (Part 2) prior to its Public Examination by an independent Inspector.

If you have any queries regarding the consultation and the site allocations process, or would like to be added to our consultation database, please contact a member of the Planning Policy team on 01900 878703 or by email:

We would prefer to communicate with you electronically; if you are receiving letters from us and are happy to be contacted by email, please let us know


Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerConsultation Document in PDF format10165 Kb24 mins 12 secs @ 56k, 42 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerComments Form - PDF in PDF format132 Kb19 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatComments Form - Word in Word format185 Kb26 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerFocused Consultation FAQ in PDF format198 Kb28 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb

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