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Annual Monitoring Report

The Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) reviews the effectiveness of planning policies and sets out the Council’s progress towards achieving the objectives set out in the Local Plan. This information allows the Council to identify which policies are performing as intended and whether any need to be reviewed.

The Council has produced a five year Annual Monitoring Report covering the period from 1st April 2014 until 31st March 2019

Applying

The size of the fund will not allow the THI to tackle all of the possible building projects in the area. Therefore a process of prioritisation has taken place to identify the optimum mix of buildings and works which will best help achieve the success of the THI. The capital projects to be targeted are a confident yet realistic set of projects which will enhance some of the most needy buildings and spaces in the THI area.

Arlecdon & Rowrah

Map of Arlecdon & Rowrah highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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Beckermet

Map of Beckermet highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

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Beckermet Industrial

Map of Beckermet Industrial highlighting the proposed Site Allocations.

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Bigrigg

Map of Bigrigg highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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Brownfield Register

Copeland Borough Council Brownfield Land Register

Cleator

Map of Cleator Moor highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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Cleator Moor

Map of Cleator Moor highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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Conservation Area Design Guide

Copeland Borough Council has now adopted the Conservation Area Design Guide SPD as from December 5, 2017.

Copeland Core Strategy and DM Policies Archive

This page intends to provide archive information of the process to adoption of the Copeland Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD.

To view the adopted Local Plan, visit the Copeland Local Plan 2013-2028 Core Strategy and Development Management Policies webpage.

Copeland Local Plan

Copeland Development Plan

Development Planning is a vital tool in helping the Council and the community respond to the challenges that lie ahead for the Copeland borough.  It can help us to prepare the land, the places, the infrastructure and the services that will be needed, and it can set out the basis for making choices about new development.  

This page sets out the statutory planning documents which make up the current Development Plan. Planning applications must be determined in accordance with the Development Plan unless other material considerations indicate otherwise. The current Development Plan comprises the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD (Adopted in December 2013) and a number of policies “saved” from the Copeland Local Plan 2001-2016. These documents are considered further below.

The Council is currently in the process of producing a new Local Plan which will replace the Core Strategy and saved policies. At the current time Local Plan progress remains a Council priority, the Strategic Planning Team is continuing to progress work on the Preferred Options Draft  Local Plan’.  However in  light of the current  situation with Covid 19 and the current restrictions that are in place, it is likely that  consultation on the Preferred Options stage of the Local Plan will be later than identified in the Local Development Scheme (LDS). We will keep the situation under regular review and update the Local Plan pages of the website accordingly. The emerging Local Plan considered further below.

Core Strategy Examination News

Examination into the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies 2012 – 2027.

This page has been drafted by and is the responsibility of Yvonne Parker, Programme Officer for the Examination. Yvonne is an impartial officer of the Examination and works under the direction of the Inspector. Yvonne has no involvement in the preparation of the document.

The Inspector Paul Crysell BSc MSc MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the Examination to determine whether the document is sound.

The Programme Officer details: Address: 2 Priory Court, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RH Tel: 01282 450522 Mobile: 0781 333 4305 Email: posltd@virginmedia.com

Cumbria Wind Energy SPD

The Cumbria Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was produced in partnership with Cumbrian Local Authorities and formally adopted by the local planning authorities in Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, South Lakeland and the Lake District National Park. It provides locational guidance for wind farm developments. This SPD was adopted in January 2008.

Design Quality Supplementary Planning Document

The Design Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will build on relevant Core Strategy and Development Management policies to develop a foundation for driving up the standard of built development in the Borough. As well as giving a clear basis for decision making it will serve as a guide to developers as to what standards Copeland is looking for. It will also give updated guidance on the technicalities of planning applications, such as Design and Access Statements and ‘Building for Life’ standards.  Its aims are to encourage development which reflects Copeland’s distinctive character, and to foster creative modern architecture which enhances our towns and villages, rather than clashing with them.

Development Management DPD Section

Archived Content - This page is for information only.

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 webpage.

Development Plan Documents

The Local Development Framework contains a portfolio of Local Development Documents (LDDs). Local Development Documents are generally Development Plan Documents (DPDs) or Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs).

Distington

Map of Distington highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

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Egremont

Map of Egremont highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

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Ennerdale Bridge

 Map of Ennerdale Bridge highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

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Examination Document List

ARCHIVED WEBPAGE FOR INFORMATION ONLY

The Copeland Local Plan 2013-2028 Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD was adopted by Copeland Borough Council on 5 December 2013 and can be viewed on the Copeland Local Plan 2013-2028 webpage.

This page contains the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Examination Document List for information.

Frizington

Map of Frizington highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

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Guide to Neighbourhood Planning

The Localism Act (2011) introduced a new form of plan, which gives communities the power to develop planning policies that will become part of the planning framework for their area, and to grant planning permission for certain types of new development.

Haverigg

Map of Haverigg highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

For more information on the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here

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Infrastructure Deficit Report

The Local Development Framework is underpinned by work on the Borough’s infrastructure. By “infrastructure” we mean the basic facilities, services, and installations needed to make Copeland work as a place to live, do business or visit. It falls into three broad categories: physical, such as roads and railways, drainage and energy supply systems - what many people would define as infrastructure; community infrastructure – schools, libraries, community centres, leisure, sports, cultural, health and police facilities; green infrastructure – parks and public open space, and also anything that contributes to or maintains biodiversity. 

Development may increase pressure on aspects of infrastructure which are deficient or at capacity. Where this is the case, planning obligations can be imposed to make sure that developers contribute to work which mitigates the impact of the development. This might include, for example, improvements to road junctions to reduce traffic congestion, or the provision or improvement of open space and sports facilities.

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