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Controversial Dearham estate plan deferred

A decision on plans to build a controversial housing estate in Dearham has been deferred after a heated meeting which lasted two-and-a-half hours.

Last updated 15 May 2013
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Ex-Harrington county councillor vows not to be beaten

Ousted Harrington division Labour county councillor Barbara Cannon claimed she was neither down nor out after failing to retain her seat in last week’s elections. (2 comments)

Last updated 10 May 2013
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Allerdale is the turbines hotspot, report shows

Almost half of the wind turbine planning applications lodged in Cumbria last year were submitted in the Allerdale council area, an investigation by the district council has revealed. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 May 2013
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Dearham homes likely to be approved despite objections

Plans for a 114-home estate in Dearham are likely to be approved by Allerdale council planners. (2 comments)

Last updated 10 May 2013
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Call to support protest against more housing in West Cumbrian village

Protestors are urging Dearham villagers to turn out in force later this month to show opposition to a planned 114-home estate development at Newlands Park. (2 comments)

Last updated 3 May 2013
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HAVE YOUR SAY: What should a Cockermouth housing estate be called?

sullartst 2604 As Cockermouth Town Council and a housing developer scratch their heads over the names for a new estate on the town’s former Sullart Street depot, we asked people what they thought it should be called. (7 comments)

Last updated 26 April 2013
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Solar panel parks idea for Moota area

Plans are in the pipeline to build West Cumbria’s first two solar energy parks, just north of Cockermouth.

Last updated 19 April 2013
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Why is council spending £70,000 so staff can go to spend a penny?

A West Cumbrian UKIP member has criticised Allerdale council’s decision to spend nearly £70,000 on toilets for its Workington headquarters. (12 comments)

Last updated 19 April 2013
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New houses plan likely for Brigham

Plans could be in the pipeline to build 22 homes in Brigham, near Cockermouth.

Last updated 19 April 2013
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Aspatria's Tour of Britain anger

Aspatria town councillors are angry that the Tour of Britain cycling race will not pass through the town. (7 comments)

Last updated 19 April 2013
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Story Homes eyes Cockermouth land for estate

A swathe of land at Strawberry How on the edge of Cockermouth is being earmarked for a major housing estate by Story Homes. (5 comments)

Last updated 19 April 2013
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Magaret Thatcher: West Cumbria divided

thatch3ts1204 Lord Campbell-Savours, Workington’s former MP, said he deplored Margaret Thatcher’s policies but yearned for a Labour leader with her drive and passion. (3 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2013
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"Thatcher was a destroyer" - Robert McKeating

steel2 1204 Robert McKeating, 65, of Workington, was a representative for the Iron Steel Trade Confederation during the steelworkers’ strike of 1980. He gives his view on Margaret Thatcher’s premiership and the effect it had on West Cumbria (12 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2013
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New plans for Lorton Road housing estate

lortonroadimage1204 Controversial plans to build 24 homes off Lorton Road in Cockermouth have been resubmitted to Allerdale council. (4 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Your chance to quiz county council candidates

People living in Cockermouth will be able to question county council election candidates at a hustings event next Thursday.

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Cockermouth children's play centre gets a lifeline

peggyfiler1204head An under-threat children’s play centre in Cockermouth has been handed a lifeline. (3 comments)

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Jordan's Jungle demolition bid decision date

Plans to demolish a Cockermouth children’s play centre and youth cafe are likely to be given the go-ahead by planners next month. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 March 2013
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Town council divided over Story Homes Maryport estate plans

A plan to build 152 new homes in Maryport has divided the town council. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 March 2013
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Fury over West Cumbrian chapel profit claims

chapelleaflet2203 Claims that a Maryport chapel is being sold for profit have sparked an angry backlash from a town church leader.

Last updated 22 March 2013
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Dearham homes protest meeting

persimmon2203a More than 100 people crammed into Dearham Village Hall to protest about a proposal to build 114 new homes. (1 comment)

Last updated 22 March 2013
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