Nov 21, 2017

Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2): Site Allocations

Allerdale Borough Council is 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 a ‘call for sites’ conducted at the end of 2013, and ‘Issues and Options’ consultations undertaken in 2014 and 2015, the Council identified those sites that it considered most appropriate for development in its ‘Preferred Options’ consultation carried out earlier this year. The Council is currently in the process of reviewing the sites identified and policies proposed in response to the comments received. A number of new sites were also submitted to the Council for consideration.


Allerdale Borough Council (ABC) are now commencing a consultation on the additional sites put forward. The sites are illustrated as submitted, with no assessment of their suitability or fit with the Local Plan strategy; they are not being promoted by the Council. We are also consulting on a number of policy options. ABC welcome your comments on the sites and policies outlined.


Comments received from this consultation will assist the Council in making its final selection of sites and policies to take forward for allocation. This will involve the publication of the ‘Site Allocations Presubmission draft’ for further public comment prior to examination by an independent inspector.


The consultation period for the Focused Consultation: Additional Sites Submitted And Policy Options 2017 runs from Monday 20 November 2017 – 22 January 2018. The documents can be viewed online by clicking here, and at the Council’s offices at Allerdale House, Workington between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am and 4:30 pm on Fridays (0303 123 1702).

Solway Firth Partnership