Background
Background

Planning

Keywords

Regeneration

  1. Love It Or Lose It

    Planning guidance for people living in conservation areas, older properties, or listed buildings. Tips on how to conserve and protect your building, and planning guidance to help you decide what changes are appropriate.

Environmental health

  1. Contaminated land

    Copeland, like most of the country, has a long history of industrial activity which has led to a legacy of contaminated land. Where land is contaminated there may be serious consequences for human health and the environment. The law (2000 Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990)  requires us to inspect our area for contaminated land and ensure it is cleared up appropriately.

  2. Copeland Council's contaminated land strategy

    This document sets out our approach to contaminated land in Copeland.

  3. Guide for developers

    A joint guide written by all Cumbrian local authorities to help developers deal with contaminated land.

Planning

  1. Whitehaven

    Map of Whitehaven highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

    For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

    To give feedback, please click here

  2. Non material amendments

    Application form to use to request minor changes to your planning application.

  3. Self Build and Custom Housebuild Register

    Approved applications onto the Copeland Local Plan Self Build and Custom Housebuild Register

  4. Householder development enquiries

    Before you apply for planning permission, you may want to check with us whether permission is needed. To help us advise you whether you need planning permission please download and complete the relevant householder enquiry form

  5. Thornhill

    Map of Thornhill highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

    For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

    To give feedback, please click here

  6. Guidance - prior approval for house extension

    Guidance on prior approval for a house extension.

  7. Planning Panel

    Planning Panel

  8. What is Planning Enforcement?

    Planning enforcement is action we can take when works have been carried out without planning permission.

  9. St.Bees

    Map of St.Bees highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

    For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

    To give feedback, please click here

  10. Demolition in a conservation area

    Use this form if you wish to apply for planning permission to demolish in a conservation area.

  11. What happens to my building or planning complaint?

    Once we have concluded our investigation into your complaint or report of a breach of planning permission we will inform you of the outcome and what action we have taken. Every reported breach of planning control is different; some reports can take a couple of weeks to resolve while others can take significantly longer.

  12. How do I report a breach of planning control?

    You can report any breach of planning control by contacting the Council Planning Enforcement Officer, Christie Burns, on 01946 598514 or by email at christie.burns@copeland.gov.uk

  13. Seascale

    Map of Seascale highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

    For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

    To give feedback, please click here

  14. Hedgerow removal notice

    Use this form if you wish to apply for a hedgerow removal notice.

  15. Parton

    Map of Parton highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

    For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

    To give feedback, please click here

  16. Lawful development certificate for existing use

    Use this form if you wish to apply for a lawful development certificate for an existing use or operation

  17. Do I need planning permission?

    Find out if you need planning permission and how to apply. This page relates to other forms of development that are not householder related. 

  18. Ward Maps of Proposed Site Allocations

    Here you can find maps which highlight the proposed site allocations for your area. For more information about the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here.

    If you have any comments about this plan, please click here to fill in a feedback form. 

  19. Moresby Parks

    Map of Moresby Parks highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

    For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

    To give feedback, please click here

  20. Lawful development certificate for a proposed use

    Use this form for a lawful development certificate for a proposed use

  21. Planning Panel

    We try to determine most applications at officer level under the approved scheme of delegation. Any applications which cannot be dealt with at officer level are determined by the Planning Panel. This would normally include all major applications and other development which raises significant local concerns.

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