Legal and licensing

  1. Gambling policy (pdf)

    Revised statement of licensing effective from January 2013.

Environmental health

  1. Copeland Council's contaminated land strategy

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


  1. Severe weather emergency protocol

    Within its duties as a local authority, Copeland Council aims to ensure that vulnerable people are protected and provided for during the winter cold season, when extreme cold temperatures for extended spells can threaten the safety and wellbeing of some people living in the borough.

    This document sets out the mechanism by which rough sleepers in Copeland can access accommodation and support during periods of exceptionally cold weather when a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is activated.

  2. Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 Appendix

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

  3. Where can I find facts and figures about housing in Copeland?
  4. 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.

  5. Copeland housing strategy partnership

    The Copeland Housing Strategy Partnership is a group of stakeholders in Copeland housing strategy and operation. The Partnership meets regularly to monitor the implementation of the housing strategy delivery plan.

  6. Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018

    The updated Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 says what the council will do to prevent homelessness in Copeland and how we will help people who are having housing problems.


  1. Planning Policy Introduction

    Welcome to the Planning Policy Pages of the Copeland Borough Council website.

    For Current Consultations and Recent Publications, please visit our Consultation webpage.

Economic development

  1. Copeland Growth Strategy

    Ahead of the estimated £90 billion investment over the next 20 years, Copeland’s Growth Strategy showcases what the borough has to offer, and promotes a range of commercial opportunities driven by the economic growth in the area. 


  1. Your council
    • Here you can find out how the council is run and how we are structured. For details of our services click on the 'our services' heading on the green menu a the top of the page.

Policy and transformation

  1. Corporate plan 2013-15

    Our corporate plan for 2013-15 which sets out our priorities and goals for the next two years.

  2. 2016 – 2020 Commercial Strategy

    2016 – 2020 Commercial Strategy
    Version: 1.0

  3. Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

    Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

  4. Corporate strategy key milestones 16-20

    Corporate strategy key milestones 16-20

  5. Efficiency Plan 2016-2020

    Efficiency Plan 2016-2020

  6. Copeland Equality Scheme

    This is our first Single Equality Scheme, which brings together, builds upon and replaces our current Corporate Equality Scheme 2008 which incorporated disability, race and gender equality schemes. This Single Equality Scheme extends to include marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and gender re-assignment equality as required by the Equality Act 2010.


  1. Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

    Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

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