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Contract race starts for £80m radioactive waste facility

Graham faces a fight to retain its £80m contract for the UK's Low Level Waste Repository, which stores radioactive waste near Drigg in Cumbria, after the organisation signalled its intention to procure a new contract for the site.

Penrith Care Home Site

Penrith flats set for go-ahead despite council objections

Proposals by Churchill Retirement Living for a four-storey apartment scheme in the centre of Penrith have been recommended for approval, despite claims by the town’s council that the scheme would be “overbearing”.

Calderpeel Lamplugh

Copeland approves £12m greenfield houses

John Swift Homes is aiming to start on site by the summer with the construction of 26 homes in the village of Lamplugh, Cumbria, having gained planning consent despite local opposition.

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Cumbria Update | Summary, slides & photos

A wide-ranging discussion at the Cumbria Update covered growth sectors such as nuclear and advanced manufacturing, as well as the challenges posed by the county's topography, and large-scale masterplans being brought forward by local councils.

BEC Lillyhall

BEC buys from Gen2 in Workington

Britain’s Energy Coast has bought a 10,000 sq ft industrial unit near Workington from training provider Gen2, with manufacturer PaR Systems primed to move in following a refurbishment.

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BOOK NOW | Two weeks to go until Cumbria Update

David Sykes, director of people and places at South Lakeland Council, joins a speaker line-up which already includes Carlisle City Council, Eden Council, Kingmoor Park, and many more at the second in the Place North West Development Series.