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Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Allerdale pays tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has sadly died on 9 April 2021.


Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on April 12. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown.

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Workington Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Workington Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by the Council on 3rd March 2021.

The SPD provides a framework to guide development in Workington town centre which will promote regeneration, encourage investment into the area, and facilitate positive change.  It supports policies within the Allerdale Local Plan (Parts 1 and 2), particularly those that seek to enhance town centre vitality and viability, and promote and protect Workington's role as West Cumbria's principal retail and leisure destination. 

The adopted SPD is now a material planning consideration in the determination of relevant planning applications.

A public consultation on a draft version of the SPD took place between 22nd October 2020 and 04 December 2020, and amendments were made in response to representations received.  The Consultation statement below includes a summary of the comments received and the Council’s response to them.  The SPD has also been screened to determine whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is required.

In light of Covid-19 the documents are available online and are not on display in public libraries or Council Offices as usual.  If you have any difficulty accessing the documents online or need any help, please email in order that we can make alternative arrangements.

Any person with sufficient interest in the decision to adopt the SPD may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for judicial review of that decision. Any such application must be made promptly and in any event not later than 3 months after the date on which the SPD was adopted.