Tirril Site Eden

Cumbria homes face refusal

Eden District Council’s planning officers have recommended that committee deny planning permission for a 15-bungalow affordable housing scheme on the edge of Sockbridge and Tirrill.

Workington Fire Station

Council to clear fire station site for development

Cumbria County Council has registered an application to demolish the former Workington fire station and neighbouring buildings as part of a plan to develop extra care housing in future.

Cumbria Coastal Railway

Government asked to back Cumbrian coastal rail upgrade

An early-stage business case has been submitted to the Department for Transport to provide £9m for improvements on Cumbria’s coastal railway line, which will help to support major projects in the region including Nugen’s Moorside nuclear plant.

JDA Architects Flookburgh Care Home

Planners slam proposed Cumbria care home

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A proposed care home in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, is set to be refused by South Lakeland Council after planners criticised the “over-intensive development” on a site allocated for housing.

TfN pleads for Northern action in Cumbria

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Transport for the North has urged train operator Northern to present options for restoring rail services on the Lakes Line as soon as possible, calling for resumption of some kind by week five of the interim timetable period "at the very latest".