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We have commissioned Nexus Planning to undertake a Retail and Leisure Study to cover both Allerdale and Copeland authority areas, and as such you may receive a call from NEMS Market Research asking you questions about your shopping and leisure habits. NEMS are appointment by the project team to gather data in respect of where residents of both authority areas choose to shop and carry out leisure activities such as visits, cinema visits and ten-pin bowling visits. The Retail and Leisure Study will be used as one part of the evidence base to help form our new local plans, but also to assist in providing recommendations for our important centres. As such, your response to the surveys will be invaluable in helping plan for the future of our centres and will take a few minutes of your time.

If you have any queries please contact the Council's Planning Policy team on 01900 702790 or email:

Planning Policy

Our Planning Policy team is responsible for the planning policies that guide development in the parts of the Borough outside the Lake District National Park.  The Lake District National Park Authority is responsible for planning policy in the parts of Allerdale that lie within the Lake District National Park.

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