Energy and nuclear


Energy and nuclear

  1. CBC EA Scoping response 070715

    Copeland Borough Council EA Scoping response 070715

  2. Decommissioning

    Taking a former nuclear site out of service, decontaminating and restoring it to a state where it can be used for something else.

  3. Planning performance agreement (PPA)

    An agreement between a local planning authority and an applicant for a specific development proposal.

  4. Supplying electricity to the National Grid

    The National Grid connects power stations and major substations and ensures that electricity generated anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales can be used to satisfy demand elsewhere.

  5. CBC Stage 1 Consultation Reponse Exec summary

    Copeland Borough Council FINAL ISSUE Stage 1 Consultation Reponse Exec summary

  6. Development consent order (DCO)

    Issued when a government minister approves that a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) may go ahead.  This will combine a grant of planning permission with a range of other separate consents, such as listed building consent.

  7. Renewable energy

    Energy that comes from resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished.

  8. Managing radioactive waste safely

    Radioactive waste is a by-product of the nuclear industry. It includes materials such as fuel, equipment and packaging that are no longer needed to create nuclear energy but still contain radioactivity.  To protect people and the environment, this waste needs to be stored somewhere safe and cool where its level of radioactivity can be monitored.

  9. CBC Stage 1 Consultation Response Report

    Copeland Borough Council FINAL ISSUE Stage 1 Consultation Response Report

  10. Environmental impact assessment (EIA)

    An assessment of the possible positive or negative impact that a proposed project may have on the local environment, including social and economic impact.

  11. Local supply chain

    A system of organisations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.

  12. 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.

  13. CBC Technical Evaluation of Moorside EIA Scoping

    Copeland Borough Council FINAL ISSUE Technical Evaluation of Moorside EIA Scoping

  14. Fossil fuels

    Fuels such as coal, oil and gas formed by the decomposition of prehistoric plants and animals.

  15. West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership (MRWS)

    A group of local organisations considering the issues of disposing safely of UK's higher activity radioactive waste.

  16. 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.

  17. NuGen project timeline

    The attachment outlines the current estimated timescales it will take to go through the planning process obtain the relevant licences, begin construction and for the plant to become operational.


  18. CBC Stage 1 response v2 210715

    Copeland Borough Council Stage 1 response v2 210715

  19. Geological disposal facility (GDF)

    A safe underground area where radioactive waste is stored and monitored.

  20. West Cumbria Sites Stakeholder Group (WCSSG)

    Independent body that scrutinises the nuclear industry in West Cumbria by providing an active, two-way channel of communication between the site operators, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and local stakeholders.

  21. Lessons learned on MRWS process

    We have responded to the government’s call for evidence on the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely process and how it was implemented; offering suggestions on how it could be improved in the future.

  22. 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.

  23. NuGen Stage 2 Consultation Response

    Copeland Borough Council’s response to the Stage 2 consultation from NuGeneration Ltd relating to their proposals for the Moorside Project.

  24. Green deal

    UK government initiative that aims to enable households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

  25. Zone of visual influence (ZVI)

    Area from which a development is theoretically visible, usually represented as a map using colour to indicate visibility.


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