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Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2): Site Allocations - Preferred Options

We are in the process of preparing a Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) that will form Part 2 of the Allerdale Local Plan. The Site Allocations DPD will identify sites necessary to meet the Borough’s development needs to 2029, as set out in the  Strategic and Development Management Policies DPD (Allerdale Local Plan Part 1)

Following the call for sites  conducted at the end of 2013, and Issues and Options consultations undertaken in 2014 and 2015 , the council has now identified its Preferred Options sites - those sites we consider most appropriate to meet the development targets and Strategy set out in the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1).

These preferred sites are identified in the Preferred Options consultation document. Sites that the council has discarded during the site assessment and selection process are identified in the Discarded Sites documents prepared for each locality within the district, and revisions to the settlement boundaries of the towns and villages are addressed in the Settlement Boundary Review Technical Paper. 

Preferred Options consultation

We consulted on the following documents from 27 January 2017 to 24 March 2017. 

The Preferred Options consultation represented the main consultation opportunity for the community and other stakeholders to comment and influence the sites that the council has identified as being most suitable to allocate for development purposes, or designate for alternative uses, prior to submission to the Secretary of State for Examination. The consultation accords with the Town and Country (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as set out in the Statement of Representations Procedure.

Download the Local Plan (Part 2): Preferred Options Statement of Representations Procedure

Local Plan (Part 2): Preferred Options consultation document

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Download the Local Plan (Part 2) Preferred Options consultation document

Local Plan: Preferred Options consultation document - accompanying documents 

Click on the individual links to see the documentation which accompanied the Local Plan: Preferred Options consultation document.

Contains maps of all the individual settlements illustrating the preferred sites, alternative options and proposed amendments to the settlement boundaries.

Map key

These have been prepared for the Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Wigton, Silloth and Aspatria localities and identify all the housing, employment and retail sites that have been discounted

Workington Locality Discarded Sites

Locality includes:

  • Workington (including Harrington, Lillyhall, Seaton & Camerton)
  • Camerton
  • Great Clifton
  • Little Clifton/Bridgfoot

Maryport Locality Discarded Sites

Locality includes:

  • Maryport
  • Broughton Moor
  • Crosby
  • Crosby Villa
  • Dearham
  • Flimby

Cockermouth Locality Discarded Sites

Locality includes:

  • Cockermouth
  • Branthwaite
  • Bridekirk
  • Brigham
  • Broughton Cross
  • Broughton (Great Broughton and Little Broughton)
  • Dean
  • Deanscales
  • Dovenby
  • Eaglesfield
  • Greysouthern
  • Mockerkin
  • Papcastle
  • Pardshaw
  • Tallentire
  • Ullock

Wigton Locality Discarded Sites

Locality includes:

  • Wigton
  • Anthorn
  • Bolton Low Houses
  • Bowness-on-Solway
  • Glasson
  • Ireby
  • Kirkbampton
  • Kirkbride
  • Little Bampton
  • Newton Arlosh
  • Oulton
  • Port Carlisle
  • Thursby
  • Waverton

Aspatria Locality Discarded Sites

Locality includes:

  • Aspatria
  • Allonby
  • Blencogo
  • Blennerhasset
  • Bothel
  • Fletchertown
  • Gilcrux
  • Hayton
  • Langrigg
  • Oughterside
  • Parsonby
  • Plumbland
  • Prospect
  • Torpenhow
  • Westnewton

Silloth Locality Discarded Sites

Locality includes:

  • Silloth
  • Abbeytown
  • Bitterlees
  • Mawbray
  • Skinburness

Identifies all the open space sites that have been considered and discounted and the assessment methodology used.

Download the Settlement Boundary Review Technical Document 4.7 MB

This identifies all the open space sites that have been considered and discounted and the assessment methodology used.

Download the Open Space Technical Document 4.8 MB

Other related documents

There were a number of documents we recommended being considered alongside the Preferred Options documentation.

This report summarises the transport modelling study undertaken to assess the cumulative impact of the local plan proposals in Allerdale.

Download the Transport Modelling report 4.4 MB

This report measures the potential health impacts of the Plan on the wider population.

Download the Health Impact Assessment 853.5 KB

This report assesses the impact or likely impact, which the Plan will have on particular group(s).

Download the Equality Impact Assessment 740.1 KB

This sets out the process of community engagement carried out for the ‘Issues and Options’ stage, and the key issues raised through consultation responses.

Download the Local Plan (Part 2) Issues and Options consultation statement 4.4 MB

This assesses the sustainability impacts of the policies and proposals contained within the Plan has also been prepared and published.

Download the Local Plan (Part 2) Sustainability Assessment report 5.3 MB

This sets out the stages and criteria used to assess housing and employment sites and review settlement boundaries. 

Download the Local Plan (Part 2) Site Assessment Methodology 1.9 MB

This identifies the options for areas suitable for wind energy development in the Plan area.

Download the Wind Energy Technical report 3.6 MB

This identifies any likely significant effects upon European/Natura 2000 sites as a result of the proposed site allocations. within the draft plan, and an HRA update has been prepared to account for the new policies proposed in the draft plan.

Download the Local Plan (Part 2) Habitats Regulations Assessment 629.9 KB