Local Government Reorganisation consultation

Local leaders have welcomed the news from the government that they are to press ahead with a consultation on proposals reorganisation of local government in Cumbria.

Allerdale Borough Council and Copeland Borough Council jointly submitted a proposal to the government in December 2020. The government has this week announced it will begin a major consultation the details of this, and three other proposals.

The four proposals are:

  • Allerdale Borough Council and Copeland Borough Council submitted a joint proposal for two unitary councils covering the whole of the area of the administrative county of Cumbria: one unitary council in the West comprising the current districts of Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland; and one in the East comprising the current districts of Barrow, Eden and South Lakeland.
  • Barrow Borough Council and South Lakeland District Council submitted a joint proposal for two unitary councils covering the whole of the area of the administrative county of Cumbria and the administrative district area of Lancaster City within Lancashire County: one unitary council (“The Bay”) comprising the current districts of Barrow, Lancaster City (in Lancashire) and South Lakeland; and one comprising the current districts of Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland and Eden districts in “North Cumbria”.
  • Carlisle City Council and Eden District Council submitted a joint proposal for two unitary councils covering the whole of the area of the administrative county of Cumbria: one unitary council in the north comprising the current districts of Allerdale, Carlisle and Eden; and one in the south comprising the current districts of Barrow, Copeland and South Lakeland in the south.
  • Cumbria County Council submitted proposal for a single unitary council for the whole of the area of the administrative county of Cumbria County.

More details on each proposal and on the consultation can be found via the link below.

We very much encourage everyone to have their say and join this important debate.

See AllerdaleCouncil@public.govdelivery.com for further details.

Notice Date: 28/02/2021