1. Housing benefit calculator

    Fill out this simple form for an instant on-line estimate of how much housing benefit you may be entitled to. This calculation is only an estimate and is based on the information you supply. For a full evaluation please make a formal claim ASAP.

    Usually Benefit / Support will only start from the Monday after the Council receive your form.

  2. CT reduction requirements reg 2012

    Council tax reduction prescribed requirements regulation 2012 CBC


  1. Housing Strategy

    The Copeland Housing Strategy provides information on important local housing matters and says what our key priorities are for housing in Copeland. The Housing Strategy is a shared document for the Council and its partners, which include housing associations, private landlords, charities and voluntary groups, housebuilders and other organisations.

  2. Housing Options Service

    Housing Options Service

    If you are homeless, or you are worried about becoming homeless, you should contact our Housing Options and Service as soon as possible. You can often avoid becoming homeless if you act quickly and get the right help.

    The Housing Options Service provides advice and assistance for Copeland residents who are in housing need or at risk of homelessness.

    • Caseworkers will discuss your circumstances and explore the different options that are available to you
    • We try to help people remain in their homes wherever possible, whether you are a council tenant, private tenant, homeowner or living with friends and family

  3. Homes of multiple occupancy form

    A series of three forms that you need to complete and return to us.

    View the Standards for Accommodation for HMO’s here.

    View the Furntiure and Furnishings fire safety regulations here.

  4. Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 Appendix

    This strategy sets out the future priorities and actions that will be taken in Copeland to tackle homelessness.

  5. Copeland Housing Strategy 2011-15

    Copeland Housing Strategy 2011-15

  6. Copeland Empty Homes Policy 2016

    Copeland Empty Homes Policy 2016

  7. Report an Empty Home Form

    Report an empty home here. 


  1. Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

    Copeland Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

    The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is a key part of the evidence base to support the Core Strategy.

    The Copeland SHLAA serves two primary purposes. These are:

    • To support the Core Strategy by demonstrating how the housing requirement identified in the Core Strategy could be delivered;
    • To provide the starting point for identifying housing sites when the Council produces the Site Allocations DPD.

    It should be noted that the SHLAA is not an allocations document and does not allocate sites.

    Also, the SHLAA does not in any way prejudice decisions to be taken by the Council in relation to the Site Allocations DPD or the determinations of planning applications.

  2. Copeland SHLAA - final August 2013

    The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment has now been completed and the final report is being circulated to interested parties for comment.  Note that this is an evidence base document designed to show that the Borough has enough developable land to meet its needs; decisions as to which sites are allocated for development will be made in the Site Allocation phase of the new Local Plan or LDF, on which the public debate will begin early next year.


  3. Copeland SHMA 2011

    Copeland Borough 2011 Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

  4. Cumbria Gypsy and Traveller Strategy Draft 2010

    Cumbria Gypsy and Traveller Strategy Draft 2010

  5. Core Strategy Topic Paper 2 - Housing

    Core Strategy Topic Paper 2 - Housing (January 2012)

  6. Copeland SHMA Executive Summary (2014)

    Copeland Borough 

    Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2014

    Executive Summary

  7. Copeland Housing Viability Study 2011

    Copeland Housing Viability Study 2011.

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