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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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