Energy and nuclear power

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Exterior shot of Sellafield

We want to make sure that all energy projects maximise the benefits for people and businesses in Copeland.  Working closely with other organisations in the UK energy sector, we:

  • assess the economic, environmental and community impact for each project
  • represent your needs and concerns through lobbying groups and consultations 
  • take an active part in decisions that affect the local community
  • Keep you informed at every stage.

Council Policy

We have developed our planning policies to reflect the importance of the energy and nuclear industries upon local business, employment and people within the borough.  Once these policies have been formally adopted they will be used by the Council to inform our response to nuclear and energy planning applications the Council is consulted on.

Map of Nuclear stationsMRWS diagramSupplying electricity
Renewable energyDecommissioning SellafieldEnergy coast