Find out more about the changes to our bin collections. You can also check your bin day with our online calendar and if we have missed collecting your waste, you can report it online.You can also find out how to report issues to us online such as if you haven't had a calendar or a new bin/box.
Easter waste collections and opening hours
In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.
Elections - May 2019
Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.
Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
In 2016 we adopted a Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to assist in the formulation of new development and alterations proposed within the district's conservation areas which lie outside the Lake District National Park.
A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) expands upon policy or provides further detail to policies in adopted Development Plan Documents (DPDs). When adopted, a SPD forms part of the Local Development Framework but does not have development plan status and are not subject to independent examination.
The Conservation Areas SPD supports policies within the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1), particularly S27 relating to heritage assets. It seeks to set out the considerations and thought processes that will be needed to achieve good design for new developments and alterations within the conservation areas, appropriate and sympathetic to their character and appearance.
Read the Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
Click on the circle in the centre to make the document full screenDownload the Conservation Areas SPD Download our response to comments received to our Conservation Areas SPD consultation Download our Conservation Areas SPD adoption statement
Find out more about Conservation Areas
There is more information about Conservation Areas and what it means if you live in one, in our section on them.
Where are the Conservation Areas?
The map below shows where the Conservation Areas are:
Conservation Area SPD - consultation
A consultation on the draft Conservation Areas SPD was carried out in 2015; the documents that were consulted on are available below:
A draft Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report of the Conservation Areas SPD has also been prepared and is available for public inspection. The Council considers that the Conservation Areas SPD does not require a Strategic Environmental Assessment.
A draft consultation statement has also been prepared, outlining the bodies and individuals who have been formally consulted on the draft Conservation Areas SPD. This statement will be updated following the consultation to include a summary of the main issues raised by commentators, and how these issues have been addressed.