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West Cumbria Retail Studies

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In April 2008, Copeland Borough Council, Allerdale Borough Council and Cumbria County Council commissioned WYG Planning and Design to undertake an assessment of the current and future retail role of the main centres within the West Cumbria Sub-Region.  The study includes an in-depth analysis of the retail provision within the main centres of the West Cumbria Sub-Region, including an assessment of the extent to which the centres are meeting the retail needs of the local population and the role of the local shopping network and the Sub-Regional shopping hierarchy.  The West Cumbria Retail Study was published in April 2009.

The West Cumbria Retail Assessment Addendum was published in January 2012.

The West Cumbria Retail Study was published in April 2009 and is available to download below. Please note, some files are very large, if you would like a hard copy of the document, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 0845 054 8600, please note there may be a charge for supplying the information to coverphotocopying and postage (if applicable).

West Cumbria Retail Study - Main Report (Full document - 6.93MB) 

Appendix 1 Study Area Maps

Appendix 2 Household Survey

Appendix 3 In Street Survey

Appendix 4 Business Survey Results

Appendix 5 Vitality and Viability Assessments

Appendix 6 Focus Reports

Appendix 7 Statistical Analysis

Appendix 8 Suggested Town Centre Boundaries (Full document - 2.89MB)

West Cumbria Retail Study Update January 2010 - This document updates Section 11 of the 2009 Study based on ten additional population scenarios together with the population scenario utilised in the 2009 Study.

West Cumbria Retail Assessment Addendum Report (January 2012)