Copeland Hospital Expansion

Go-ahead for £40m Cumbria hospital scheme

Sarah Townsend

A business case for the second phase of the West Cumberland Hospital redevelopment in Whitehaven has been approved, following completion of the first phase in 2015.

Woodhouse Colliery

Woodhouse Colliery avoids Govt call-in for second time

Sarah Townsend

Plans by West Cumbria Mining to develop a coal mine at a 689-acre site on the St Bees coast near Whitehaven have moved forward after the secretary of state declined to intervene in the local council’s approval.

The Sands Centre Wates

Sands Centre redevelopment kicks off

Sarah Townsend

Main contractor Wates Construction has started work on site to deliver the £21.5m leisure and community hub in Carlisle.

Emmerson House Type Story Homes

Story expands Workington housing

Housebuilder Story Homes is seeking full consent for a residential project it has extended by 10 homes to 125. 


Embattled airport secures £8m lifeline

Carlisle Lake District Airport is to receive a Government grant of up to £8m, a sum that would effectively wipe out its business rates bill for 2020-21.

Preferred A66 Route

Highways England finesses £1bn A66 plan

Neil Tague

The roads authority has issued an update as it seeks to finalise land deals and route options ahead of the next round of consultation on the Northern Trans-Pennine project.