Natural England has started work on proposals for improved public access along a stretch of the West Cumbria coast between Allonby and Whitehaven. Natural England expect the new access to be ready at some time during 2014.
Officers from Cumbria County Council have been working closely with Natural England to develop the proposals, providing expert local advice and ensuring there is full consultation with local interests.
Latest Update – 12 December 2012
Final Report – Allonby to Whitehaven
“A call for Representations and Objections”
Natural England has been asked by the government to establish a continuous walking route around England’s coastline. As part of this programme, our report describing proposed changes to public access between Allonby and Whitehaven is published on Monday 17th December 2012.
This report has been drawn up in partnership with Cumbria County Council.
Representations and Objections on the proposed changes can now be made, and must be received by Natural England no later than midnight on Monday 18th February 2013.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will then make a decision about the report when all representations and objections have been considered. Establishment of the new access arrangements will not begin until that decision is made.
Further details of these can be found on the Representations and Objections Leaflet.
Copies of the Final Report can be viewed online at: www.naturalengland.org.uk/coastalaccess
The Final Report is also available to view in person at a number of locations on this stretch of coast.
Allonby Post Office, Main Street, Allonby
Maryport Library, Lawson Street, Maryport
Workington Library, Vulcans Lane, Workington
Whitehaven Library, Lowther Street, Whitehaven.
Allerdale Borough Council Office, Allerdale House, Workington
Copeland Borough Council Office, Copeland Centre, Whitehaven
Closing date is midnight on Monday 18th February 2013
If you have further questions, please contact Natural England's Coastal Access Delivery Team (West Cumbria):
Coastal Access Delivery Team (West Cumbria)
Kendal LA9 7RL
Gerry Rusbridge, Senior Adviser: 07931 714985 / 07900 608296
Danny Moores, Lead Adviser: 0300 060 1821 / 07900 608279 or
Dai Parry, Adviser: 0300 060 3971 / 07870 992928
Twitter: you can also follow Natural England's progress on Twitter @NWCoastalAccess
Cumbria County Council will update this page with further details as work progresses.