1. Business doing its best for the environment

    For the the past two years the annual Copeland Pride Awards for celebrating business achievements in Copeland has included an environmental category. 

    This is our green award, for the business that goes the extra mile in what it delivers and ensuring that the environment is at the heart of everything it does. This might mean a business that is reducing its carbon footprint, offers environmentally friendly products or something even more radical.

Energy and nuclear

  1. Response to Dong Energy

    A joint Cumbria County Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council, Copeland Borough Council, South Lakeland District Council and Lake District Nationa Park Authority response to the preliminary environmental information (PEI) supplied by Dong in relation to their proposed application for a development consent order for an extension to the operational offshore wind farm at Walney.

  2. Covering letter to Dong Energy

    Covering letter to go with response to Dong Energy on their preliminary environmental information regarding the proposed extension to the Walney wind farm.

  3. Offshore wind turbines

    Dong Energy is applying to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development consent order (DCO) to extend the Walney offshore wind farm. 

    The wind farm is not within the boundary of Copeland. However, it will be visible from along the coast from as far north as Egremont down to Millom.  As we are within 35km of the application we are considered to be within the Zone of visual influence (ZVI). 

    We will still be consulted on aspects of the application and there will be an opportunity to make representations. 

    We have already replied to the first stage of the consultation process submitting a joint consultation response with Cumbria County Council, Lancashire County Council, South Lakeland District, Lake District National Park and Lancaster City Council.

  4. Onshore wind turbines

    There are a number of turbines on a variety of sites across Copeland. Our rural location and the drive for renewable low carbon energy means that we have seen a rise in applications for wind turbines.

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