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Information on all aspects of planning including when you need planning permission and how to get it.

Find out how to view and comment on planning applications

 Gaining planning permission


 Find out about the costs of your application

Do I need planning permission?


Advice and guidance 

Planning policy

The Planning Policy Team is responsible for producing land use policies and guidance that are used in deciding planning applications and therefore guide future development in the Copeland Borough. 

Planning panel


Planning enforcement





Trees and hedges

  • Information about the protection of trees, how to get work done on a tree and the costs involved, how to find out if a tree is protected and how to object or support a Tree Preservation Order
    Tree Preservation Orders 



  • Advice on managing high hedges including what classes as a high hedge, current legislation and how to resolve issues with neighbours.
    High hedges


  • Information about protected hedgerows including how to get work carried out on a hedgerow or how to get one removed.
    Hedgerow regulations