Millom and Haverigg residents have been invited to reconsider updated travel plans for the area.

The plans have been drawn up by Millom Town Deal with the aim of improving transportation around the communities.

Cumberland Council officials along with representatives from the Millom Town Deal Board have planned a drop-in afternoon to go over proposed changes to the 'Connecting Millom and Haverigg' scheme.


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This scheme is one of four major projects under the Millom Town Deal.

The drop-in event is slated for Wednesday, March 6, between 3pm and 6pm at the Millom Guide Hall.

Previously revealed concept designs were showcased during community engagement events held in July 2022 and June 2023, with feedback being utilised to modify numerous aspects of the scheme.

David Savage, chair of Millom Town Deal Board, said: "We received some clear feedback on the early plans for this scheme last year which have been used to make changes and we now want to share these with residents of Millom and Haverigg.

"Please come along as we move this project forward to its final design proposals."

In November 2022, the Millom Town Deal secured a £20.6 million grant from the government's Towns Fund.

An additional sum of £8.7 million match funding was acquired to aid the communities prosper in the future.

Currently, the council is working to deliver each of the Millom Town Deal initiatives.

Upon completion, the Connecting Millom and Haverigg scheme is set to simplify and secure moving about Millom and Haverigg by walking, cycling, or for those with limited mobility.

The department for transport and National Highways’ standards and requirements will guide WSP UK Ltd and Open to further develop the project.

Coordination with Northern Rail will be required to turn the railway station into an inviting gateway into the town.

Councillor Mark Fryer, leader of the council, said: "The funding secured through Millom Town Deal is significant and we want to make sure we get these schemes right so that they go on to help the area thrive and prosper into the future."

For additional details on the Millom Town Deal, refer to