Port Derwent’s 25,000 sq ft Workington development was first proposed in 2018 and could finally be approved next week.
Derwent Forest Development Consortium is considering its options after its 71-home first phase was refused consent at the 1,050-acre Cumbrian site.
Towns Fund support of £25m and £16m through the Levelling Up Fund have been secured by the council, which now hopes to appoint a single contractor for interconnected work across the two funding streams.
Last-ditch arguments have been put forward from both sides of the divide as the planning inspectorate weighs up whether to approve the controversial £160m project or not.
Allerdale Council’s executive committee has agreed the business cases for the five projects it will put forward to government for final approval, with sports to the fore.
The University of Cumbria has picked the contractor to build a 150,000 sq ft campus aimed at regenerating the area around the city’s grade one-listed Citadel rotundas.
A university campus building on Barrow Island, three community wellbeing hubs, and the site remediation of Marina Village are set to receive part of the government funding.
Outline applications from Loving Land and Simtor were greenlit by the city council for projects off St Ninians Road and west of Steels Bank, respectively.
Highlighting the best architectural gems in the region, the shortlist includes 10 projects from Manchester, Liverpool, Salford, Lancaster, Penrith and Carlisle.
Robotic engineering solutions company Barrnon has won approval from Eden Council for a 72,000 sq ft research and development centre on a seven-acre site off Mile Lane.
Kings Park Capital is once again the owner of the pub chain, purchasing the company back from Alchemy Partners.
John Metcalfe will be joining the Cumbria County Council, leaving a similar post at the Isle of Wight.
Following Cllr Paul Nedved’s decision to step down from the council’s executive, Cllr Marilyn Bowman will replace him as portfolio holder for economy, enterprise and housing.
Derwent Forest Development Consortium hopes to deliver 71 homes as the first phase of redeveloping the 1,000-acre Broughton Moor arms depot.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is hosting a consultation event to discuss with residents the impact the plant would have on the local economy as well as the benefits of fusion energy.
Gillespies has been awarded £10,000 and the potential to deliver its Greenway Ribbon concept at the Carlisle garden village.
Despite concerns that the holiday park could double the population of Crosby-on-Eden, councillors approved the scheme for the static caravans on Friday.
Layer.Studio has been chosen as the design partner for the scheme, which will turn the Cumbria coastal lagoon into a visitor attraction.
The housebuilder has been granted planning permission to build 39 homes off Abbey Road in the Cumbrian village.
The Cumbria council greenlit three considerable residential schemes, including Story Homes’ 156-home project off Orton Road.
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