Issues and Options Consultation 2014

Site Allocations Development Plan Document: Issues and Options Consultation

This consultation is now closed

The ‘Issues and Options’ consultation is one of the initial stages in the preparation of the Site Allocations DPD.

The Council is seeking your views on how we should identify sites and allocate land uses in order to meet the Borough’s future development needs. It is intended to stimulate discussion amongst residents, parish councils, landowners, developers and all other stakeholders in relation to how this growth could be distributed.

The Site Allocations DPD Issues and Options Discussion Paper includes all of the sites put forward for consideration in the Council’s ‘Call for Sites’ which concluded in January 2014, and presents a range of issues and options for consideration. 

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

The Issues and Options consultation document should be read in conjunction with

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.  The Issues and Options Consultation is now closed

Hard copies of the consultation documents can be viewed at the Council’s offices at Allerdale House, Workington between 9:00 am and 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am and 4:30 pm on Fridays.

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 Customer Services Centre: Fairfield Car Park, Cockermouth, CA13 9RT (01900 702870)
  • Cockermouth Library: Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU (01900 325990)
  • Maryport Customer Services Centre: Town Hall, Senhouse Street, Maryport CA15 6BH (01900 702702)
  • Maryport Library: Lawson Street, Maryport CA15 6ND (01900 812384)
  • Silloth Library: The Discovery Centre, Liddell Street, Silloth CA7 4DD (016973 31944)
  • Wigton Library: High Street, Wigton (016973 66150)
  • Wigton Local Link: Community Office, Market Hall, Wigton CA7 9AA (01900 702890)
  • Workington Library:  Vulcans Lane, Workington, CA14 2ND (01900 706170)

Comments should be made on the official representation form.  If your comments involve suggesting new sites for development or other land uses (see Page 6 of the Issues and Options paper, then please use the site submission form.

All comments should be received by 4pm Tuesday 30 September 2014

  • By email

The Word document version of the representation form (or site submission 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
CA14 3YJ

A member of the Planning Policy Team will be available at informal drop-in sessions at the following locations during the summer to answer your queries:

Aspatria Library



  2pm - 6pm

Maryport Library



  2pm - 6pm

Cockermouth Town Hall



  2pm - 7pm

Silloth Library



  2pm - 5pm

Wigton Local Links Centre 



  2pm - 7pm

Workington Library



 10am - 1pm


Next Steps

The responses to the Issues and Options Consultation are currently being collated and considered as part of the preparation of the Council's 'Preferred Options'.  It is anticipated that the Preferred Options consultation will be undertaken next summer. 

Any additional sites which have been submitted to the Council for consideration for development purposes as part of the Issues and Options consultation will be published later this year or early 2015.

If you have any queries regarding the issues and options 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 702610 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.

‘Call for Sites’ and initial stage in the production of the Site Allocations DPD


The first stage was carried out in Autumn 2013 and involved four separate pieces of work including a; ‘Call for Sites’, Discussion Paper,  draft Site Assessment Methodology a draft SA Scoping Report. More information about the previous consultation can be found on using the following link Site Allocations 2013.

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
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