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Allerdale Borough Council

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) (Site allocations)

Main Modifications Consultation

The Council submitted the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) for Examination in January 2019 and public hearings were held during May 2019.  As a result of representations received and the public hearings a number of amendments are proposed to the Local Plan (Part 2). The proposed changes are set out in the Schedule of Main Modifications.

The Schedule of Main Modifications and changes to the Policies Maps, and the updated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment are available to view between 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays at the Council’s offices at Allerdale House, Workington.

The documents can also be viewed at the following venues during their normal office hours:

Aspatria Library & Local Link:  The Brandraw , Aspatria CA7 3EZ

Cockermouth Library & Customer Services Centre:  Main Street CA13 9LU

Maryport Customer Services Centre:  Town Hall, Senhouse Street CA15 6BH

Maryport Library:  Lawson Street, Maryport CA15 6ND

Silloth Library:  The Discovery Centre, Liddell Street, Silloth CA7 4DD

Wigton Library:  High Street, Wigton CA7 9PE

Wigton Local Link Community Office:  Market Hall, Wigton CA7 9AA

Workington Library:  Vulcans Lane, Workington CA14 2ND

The documents and comments forms are also available to view by clicking the link below:

Main Modifications Consultation

Representations are now invited on the Main Modifications and changes to the Policies Map only and no other aspects of the plan. There is no need to repeat previous representations.

Representations must be made in writing, using the comments form, and sent either by email or post to:

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

Representations must be received by no later than  4pm Friday 1 November 2019

Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified of the publication of the Inspector’s report and the adoption of the local plan (Part 2).


Allerdale Borough Council

Notice of Independent Examination of the Local Plan (Part 2)

(In accordance with Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012)

Following the submission of the Local Plan (Part 2) to the Secretary of State on 18th January 2019, the Council hereby gives notice that the Secretary of State has appointed Inspector David Troy BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI to undertake an independent Examination of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2).

As part of the independent Examination, a number of Public Hearing Sessions will be held as follows:

First week:

            Tuesday 14th May – Thursday 16th May 2019

            Washington Central Hotel, Workington, CA14 3AY

Second week:

            Tuesday 21st May – Thursday 23rd May 2019

            Council Chamber, Allerdale House, Workington, CA14 3YJ

All morning sessions will commence at 10am and all afternoon sessions will commence at 2pm.

For further information regarding the Examination, including the Matters and Issues to be discussed at the hearings, please visit our website at:

For any contact with the Inspector, or for queries relating to the Examination, please contact the Programme Officer, Kerry Trueman:

Kerry Trueman, Programme Officer, Programme Officer Solutions Ltd, 32 Devonshire Place, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 1TU

Tel: 07582310364

Nik Hardy

Head of Strategy Policy and Performance

20 March 2019

The Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) - development process

The Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) sets out the strategic and development management planning policies for the parts of the district outside the Lake District National Park; it was formally adopted in July 2014. 

Part 2 of the Local Plan, the 'Site Allocations' Development Plan Document (DPD), identifies or 'allocates' land to deliver the strategy set out in part 1, and contains supporting policies. 

The Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) is now at an advanced stage in its preparation; it has been submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination (January 2019). Further details of the examination can be found on the Examination (Part 2) page.

The main consultation stages in the production of the Allerdale Local Plan are outlined below

The initial step in the production of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) involved a ‘Call for Sites’ and the publication of three documents in September 2013:

  • A Discussion Paper;  
  • A Draft Site Assessment Methodology; and
  • A Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report.

Stage 1- Consultation on submitted sites

We then carried out two consultations on policy options and the sites which had been submitted to us: the Issues and Options Discussion Paper and associated consultation (July 2014), and the Additional Sites submitted paper and consultation (January 2015).  

Stage 2 - Preferred options

Having assessed the sites put forward, the Council published its "Preferred Options" for consultation, identifying those sites that it considered most suitable for allocation and the wording of associated policies (January 2017).

Stage 3 - Focused consultation

A further consultation was undertaken on additional sites submitted to us and further policy options (November 2017).

Stage 4 - Pre-Submission Consultation

The final consultation stage prior to the submission of the Local Plan (Part 2) to the Planning Inspectorate for an independent examination. (October 2018).

Find out more

Click on the links below to find out more about each stage in the process of developing the Local Plan (Part 2). You can also see the collection of evidence used to formulate the plan in the examination library.


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