A popular Workington pub could be knocked down as part of a bid to improve roads in the town.

Allerdale Council submitted a bid to the Government's £4.1 billion Levelling Up Fund on Friday to support the delivery of the Workington Gateway Project, a £9.1m scheme.

The project would see improvements through road widening at Ramsay Brow and Hall Brow (A596/A66) with the aim of addressing two pinch-points for HGVs accessing employment sites at the north of the town and Port of Workington.

But a council report from programme director Kevin Kerrigan has revealed that the development would involve the demolition of Henry's pub on Bridge Street.

The report, published on the council's website, said: "The proposed junction improvements will require the acquisition and demolition of the public house know as ‘Henry’s’ as well as adjacent buildings.

"The county council are seeking to negotiate the purchase of the land required but it is recognised that it may ultimately be necessary to acquire the site by way of a Compulsory Purchase Order and the delivery programme has been developed on this basis and taken into account in term of the risk register that has been developed for the project."

A new ‘super crossing’ could also be created on Washington Street to make it easier and safer for pedestrians to move from the shopping centre to Curwen Park and Workington Hall, while a cycle path could also be built in Curwen Park to run parallel to Ramsay Brow and connect to the National Cycle Network.