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ALLERDALE WELCOMES APPEAL DECISION ON COCKERMOUTH B&M STORE PLANS
Allerdale Borough Council has welcomed a ruling by the Planning Inspectorate to uphold a decision made by its Development Panel regarding a proposal to build a B&M store in Low Road, Cockermouth.
Your local Country Market re-opened on 17th January and for the rest of this month, we’ll have slightly shorter hours, opening at 9.30am instead of 9.00am.
Do visit us for a catch-up and a cuppa, to buy some home-cooked or home-grown food and some lovely craft items from our Market producers.
Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Please check our Facebook page for information and updates. cockermouthcountrymarket
Rachel McConkey We’re open from 9.00am-12.30pm every Friday
QUILTER’S GUILD SEWING DAY
You will be very welcome to come to a Cumbria Region ‘Sew away the winter blues - or reds, greens, yellows’ sewing day on 6th February. We are meeting at Thirlmere Recreation Hall, a spacious and comfortable venue, with good parking and on the 555 Keswick - Kendal bus route.
There are two workshops on offer - Bargello or Cat in the window hand applique, quilted panel. Bring your own current, or unfinished, project. Get inspiration, help and ideas and sew away the day with others keen ‘stitchers’.
There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available all day but please bring your own packed lunch.
Price is £10.00 (advance booking for QG members) or £12.00 on the day.
Non-members £15.00, or £12.00 if coming as a friend of a member.
Contact Sue Hinde for further information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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On 24th July 2018, elected members sitting on the Council's Development Panel voted to refuse the application submitted by Opus Land North (Cockermouth) Ltd for the erection of a retail unit with external garden centre, including access, parking, landscaping and associated works. The reasons for refusal cited by the panel were the loss of trees on the application site and the loss of employment land.
This decision was appealed by the applicants and a hearing organised by the Planning Inspectorate was held on 24th September, 2019 with Council representatives, the applicants and members of the public making submissions to an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
The inspector, Graeme Robbie, has issued the decision notice stating that Opus Land North (Cockermouth) Ltd's appeal has been dismissed and therefore the original decision to refuse permission for the application would be upheld.
In his conclusion, Mr. Robbie said: “Whilst
IT’S BEEN A BUSY YEAR FOR COCKERMOUTH SOROPTIMISTS!
December saw the end of a busy year for Soroptimist International Cockermouth and District. We combine service with sociability, and we ended, of course, with a party. Our meetings take place at Veeva, where an excellent spread was provided. Naturally, there were Christmas-themed party games, one of which involved creating reindeer horns from balloons and a pair of tights. We really know how to live!
A lot of serious work also took place during the year. We have fostered links with WOW (Women out West) where we have organised a clothing swap. With Rotary and the Police domestic slavery team, we have worked on the production of ‘New Start Bags’. These are given to people fleeing slavery or domestic abuse and provide all that is required for existence for a couple of days. We will be building on these initiatives and developing new ones.
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On 6th of February, we will have our first speaker meeting.
Our meetings take place at 7.45pm at Veeva and new members are very welcome.
the public benefits associated with the proposal, as outlined above, would outweigh the less than substantial harm to the setting of the grade II listed Fitz and the setting of the Papcastle Conservation Area, they do not diminish the localised and harmful impact on the character and appearance of the otherwise verdant and pleasant approach to Cockermouth along Low Road.
“Thus, for the reasons set out and having considered all other matters raised, I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed.”
Councillor Nicky Cockburn, chair of the Development Panel, said: “The panel welcomes the inspector's verdict to uphold our original decision in refusing permission for this application. We are delighted the inspector has agreed with us that the appearance and gateway to Cockermouth is an extremely important to a lot of people.
“Decisions made by the panel are done so democratically and following debate between members, taking into account varying points of view.”
Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale House, Workington T: 01900 702525 E: jonathan.ir
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