Proposal to remove a West Cumbrian beach from designated bathing waters list revealed

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15 August 2017 1:58PM

Plans to remove Allonby South beach from the list of designated bathing waters has been revealed.

Allerdale council has launched a consultation into the proposal, which it said was sparked by the low usage and lack of bathing facilities in the area.

If plans went ahead Allonby South beach, also known as Crosscanoby, would no longer be monitored for levels of intestinal enterococci and E.coli during the bathing water season, which runs from May 15 to September 30.

A council spokesman said: "De-designation as a bathing water would have no impact on other wildlife or nature organisations."

General environmental quality standards would continue to apply.

The stretch of beach in Allonby itself is unaffected by the proposal.

People will have a chance to have their say until September 22.

To comment on the proposal email Allerdale council’s environmental health team at environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk or call 0303 123 1702.

For full details of the consultation visit www.allerdale.gov.uk/consultation

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