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The Council adopted the Copeland Local Plan 2013-2028 Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD on 5 December 2013. Visit the Copeland Local Plan 2013-2028 webpage.
LDF Issues and Options Consultation
The Copeland LDF Issues and Options Consultation took place between 28 May and 10 July 2009. The deadline for responses was extended further to the 7 August 2009 due to a number of public meetings which took place after the initial deadline. A LDF Issues and Options Responses to Consultation Summary Report has been produced.
The LDF Issues and Options Consultation was the first stage in producing three important Development Plan Documents (DPDs) which will form part of the Council's LDF.
The first stage of our LDF preparation was to consider the range of issues that should be addressed and the potential solutions (options). The purpose of the Issues and Options consultation was to help us to identify and focus on the key issues facing Copeland that the LDF needs to address; gauge opinion on the main planning and development choices which need to be made in the Borough and ensure that all reasonable options and alternative approaches for addressing the issues have been identified.
All new planning policy documents are required to undergo an assessment as to their sustainability i.e. their combined economic, social and environmental effects over time. To establish the baseline information for this the Council published a Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report and a Habitats Regulations Evidence Gathering Report which were available for comment.
The LDF Issues and Options Consultation Document is available to download below.
Consultation Document and supporting documents:
Please note the Issues and Options Consultation ended on 7 August 2009.
Preferred Options for the LDF Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD
Following the Issues and Options Consultation, the Council then approved a Preferred Options consultation document for the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD. The Preferred Options Consultation Document builds upon the ideas that were discussed in the LDF Issues and Options consultation. The consultation period ran from 10 May to 30 July 2010. Visit the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD Preferred Options Consultation webpage.
Pre-Submission Draft of the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD
The responses received to the Preferred Options consultation were considered. On the 31 May 2012 the Council published the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD Pre-Submission Draft for consultation which was available for comments until Friday 13 July 2012. Visit the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Pre-Submission Draft archived webpage.
Once the consultation finished all documents and comments were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent Examination. The Council submitted the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD for independent examination on 31 October 2012. Visit the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Examination Archive.