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The planning authority for this parish is Allerdale Borough Council (ABC). Copies of all applications (and plans) submitted are sent to the Clerk which are then considered by members of the Parish Council. The Parish Council’s comments on an application are taken into consideration when the authorities make their decision. The final decision on planning matters is made by Allerdale Borough Council, either by their Officers, if a minor matter, or by the elected Council.

In making their decision the Council take into consideration the following:

  • Planning policies as laid down in the Allerdale Local Plan
  • Other planning policies from the County and Government
  • Recommendations of the Parish Council
  • Letters of objection or support from the general public

Any elector wishing to object or support an application is welcome to look at the plans. Planning applications can be inspected at Allerdale Borough Council in Workington and on their website here: Allerdale Planning Dept

Contact Details:-
Planning Department,
Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House, Workington,
CA14 3YJ
Tel: 01900 702702

Clerk to the Parish Council:
Mrs. Linda Housby
Gillfoot, Aikshaw,
Wigton CA7 4NP
Tel: 01697320839

If an elector wishes to object to an application, it would be helpful if you could forward copies of any such correspondence to the Parish Council, so that we are aware of the observations when making our own comments.