Cockermouth town councillors welcomed news that Highways England is working on plans for a cyclepath in town.

A Highways spokesman told councillors: "With regard to the current cycling provision on Low Road, specifically the missing link between the UU Water Treatment Works and the Laureates, we are currently working alongside Cumbria County Council to determine the best option to provide a continuous cycle route from Fitz Roundabout into Cockermouth, and to determine the funding/ delivery mechanism for this.

"While I cannot make a firm commitment at this stage, please can I assure you that we are looking at this."

Councillor Alan Kennon said: "It's good news, hopefully it will go even further. I support this proposal."