Sustainability and Climate Change
It is important to be aware of how we, as individuals and communities, affect the environment we live in and how we can contribute to its sustainability rather than it's deterioration.
Low Carbon Business Case Studies
The council has been helping local businesses grow - and be green at the same time. Here we share their experience of how the help they received benefited their business.
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 efficiency in the home
Making your home as energy efficient as possible will not only save you money but also help to reduce carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas causing climate change.
Copeland's beautiful coastline has an importnat role to play. It supports recreation, fishing and farmin as well as tourism with day trippers and holiday makers.
Site Allocation: Sustainability Appraisal
Site Allocation document – Sustainability Appraisal Draft Scoping Report
We are now embarking on the process of producing a site allocation plan. This will allocate the land which will form the Borough’s development land portfolio for the next 15 years. It will be subject to at least two stages of public consultation, and public examination by a Planning Inspector. When finished, it will sit alongside the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies to form the Copeland Local Plan 2013-2028.
The plan must be subjected to a Sustainability Appraisal, to make sure it will have the right environmental, economic and social impacts. This draft Scoping Report explains the process, and has been submitted for comment to the three statutory bodies- Environment Agency, Natural England, and English Heritage – who oversee the process.
Cumbria Climate Change Strategy 2008-2012
Cumbria Climate Change Strategy 2008 - 2012