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We'll soon be making changes to the way recycling is collected, and we'll be delivering bins and boxes to households in preparation for this. Find out more.


Local elections - May 2019

Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote and how to apply for a postal or proxy vote.


Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Grant


To boost self-build and custom housebuilding in Allerdale, the Council decided to allocate part of its self-build funding towards offering financial assistance to those on Part 1 of its Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register.

The Council will grant a maximum of £1,800 to eligible individuals to cover the cost of submitting a planning application and paying building control fees. Recipients must use the Council's building control services.

In cases where an association is submitting a planning application on behalf of all members, only one grant will be given. However, all members of an association may apply for a grant to cover their building control fees.

For more information about the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Grant, please view the Guidance document and application form.

View the Information and Guidance Document

View an application form

For more information about the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Grant please contact