plans for a house

The planning authority for this area is Allerdale Borough Council. Copies of all planning applications submitted are sent to the Clerk and they are then considered by the Council’s Planning Committee.  The Town 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 it is 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:-

Contact Details:-

Planning Department, Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ
Tel: 01900 702702

Clerk to the Town Council, 5 Burnswark Terrace, Solway Street, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4EF
Tel: 016973 31128 Mob: 0777 5686857

If an elector wishes to object to an application, it would be helpful if you could forward copies of any such correspondence to the Town Council, so that our Planning Committee is aware of the observations when it decides its own comments.