Residents in Cockermouth have voted in favour of a new planning order which allows alterations to businesses and shop fronts without planning permission.
Steve Robinson from Allerdale Borough Council told ITV Border what it means for the town:
More top news
Kerrie brings you Saturday's Pollen for the Border region
Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for the Border region
Rather windy at times but many places dry and bright with scattered showers.