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Main Modifications Consultation


What is the Main Modifications Consultation?

The Council submitted the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for examination in January 2019, and public hearings were held during May 2019 to assess the plan for legal compliance and soundness.  As a result of representations received and following the public hearings a number of amendments are proposed to the plan. 

The proposed changes are set out in the Schedule of Main Modifications.  The Planning Inspector who conducted the hearings has asked that the Schedule of Main Modifications be subject to a six week period of consultation; all representations on the modifications will be forwarded to the Inspector who will consider them prior to issuing his report on the plan.

The Council is now seeking representations on the Main Modifications and Changes to the Policies Map only, and no other aspects of the plan.  The associated updated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment are also available as part of the consultation. 

Consultation Documents

Electronic versions of the consultation documents are available below:

Schedule of Main Modifications (September 2019)

Schedule of Map Modifications and associated Maps (September 2019)

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Addendum September 2019

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Update September 2019

Additional Supporting Documentation

Schedule of Minor Modifications

The Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) Pre-Submission Consultation Document October 2018

Track Changes Version of Local Plan

Housing Trajectory

Map Book (October 2018) Can be found in the Examination Library in the Core Documents Section reference CD3-CD3d

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) September 2018

Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 1 Original Sept 2018

​​​​​​​Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 2 Original Sept 2018

​​​​​​​Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 3 Original Sept 2018

​​​​​​​Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 4 Original Sept 2018

Sustainability Appraisal-Non Technical summary September 2018

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) September 2018

Main Modifications Consultations legal Notice ​​​​​​​

Guidance Notes

Hard copies of 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

How can people respond?

The consultation runs from 20 September 2019 until 4pm 1 November 2019. Consultation responses should be submitted in writing using the representation forms below.

Representation Form PDF

Representation Form Word

Representation form HRA and SA PDF

Representation Form HRA and SA Word

The forms can also be obtained from Allerdale Borough Council Customer Services Centres or libraries. Completed forms should be returned to:

By post:       Planning Policy, Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale House, Workington CA14 3YJ.

By email:

If you are seeking to make representations on the way in which the Council has prepared the published local plan (Part 2) it is likely that your comments of support or objection will relate to a matter of legal compliance.

If it is the actual content on which you wish to support, or object to, it is likely that this will relate to the soundness of the plan and whether it is positively prepared, justified, effective or consistent with national policy.  In relation to the current consultation, comments regarding the soundness should only be submitted where they relate to the proposed Main Modifications.

Positively prepared:  This means that the Local Plan should be prepared based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistent with achieving sustainable development.

Justified:The Local Plan should be the most appropriate strategy when considered against reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence.

Effective: The Local Plan should be deliverable over its period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities.

Consistent with national policy: The Local Plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the NPPF.

Further copies of the representation forms, and guidance can be obtained by contacting the planning policy department

Tel: 01900 702790    



Address: Planning Policy, Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ.