Ramsey Brow junction, Cumberland Council, p planning documents

Cumberland Council received £10m from the government's Levelling Up Fund for the project. Credit: via planning documents

Workington Gateway Project moves forward

Cumberland Council wants to enhance the junction at Ramsey Brow and widen the A596 at Hall Brow to improve safety and connectivity in the town centre.

The authority has submitted a planning application for the demolition of the Henry Curwen pub at the Ramsey Brow junction to enable its Workington Gateway Project.

Currently, Ramsey Brow Junction restricts the length of vehicles that can pass through.

Approval would see the widening of the Ramsey Brow Junction to reduce the impact of wagons in residential neighbourhoods and improve freight access to key industrial sites, increasing investment at places such as the Port of Workington.

The plans also call for pedestrian and cycling improvements to be made in Hall Park to provide a safe route into the town centre. Through this, the council hopes to increase the accessibility of, and attract more visitors to, Hall Park and Workington Hall.

Leader of Cumberland Council, Cllr Mark Fryer, said: “I am delighted to see the plans extend into Hall Park.

“This will help maximise the use and enjoyment of this recreational asset, encouraging more people to walk and cycle safely to work, to school, or to enjoy the fantastic facilities our town has to offer.”

Cumberland Council received £10m for the Workington Gateway Project from the government’s Levelling Up Fund in January.

WSP is working with the council on the scheme.

To learn more about the plans, search for application number FUL/2023/0176 on Cumberland Council’s planning portal.

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