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The consultation has now closed.

The Planning Policy Team are currently examining the responses and considering any appropriate amendments.

Workington Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Following the adoption of the Allerdale Local Plan in July, the Council is now consulting on the Workington Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which the Council has prepared to provide a framework to guide development in the town centre which will promote regeneration, encourage investment into the area and facilitate positive change.

An SPD expands upon policy or provides further detail to policies within the adopted local plan. When adopted, an SPD forms part of the Local Development Framework, but does not have develoment plan status and is not subject to independent examination. It is however a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

The Workington Town Centre SPD supports policies within the Allerdale Local Plan (Parts 1 and 2), particulary 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. In addition to setting out a vision and strategic objectives for the town centre, the document identifies ways to develop the town centre based upon four key themes:

  • Connectivity and movement to/within the town centre;
  • Re-use of empty properties;
  • Improving the environment; and
  • Development of key sites

We are now seeking the views of residents, organisations and interested parties on the content of the proposed Workington Town Centre SPD.

The following documents have also been produced in support of the SPD

Public consultation on the SPD will run until 5pm Friday 04 December 2020.

Responding by email

Send your comments to

Responding by post

Alternatively you can post your comments to:

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

There is no official representation form, but it would be helpful to specify which paragraph(s) you are commenting on.

Comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 04 December 2020.

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 consultation documents online or need any help, please email in order that we can make alternative arrangements.

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