Background
Background

Planning

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Regeneration

  1. Love It Or Lose It

    Planning guidance for people living in conservation areas, older properties, or listed buildings. Tips on how to conserve and protect your building, and planning guidance to help you decide what changes are appropriate.

Environmental health

  1. Contaminated land

    Copeland, like most of the country, has a long history of industrial activity which has led to a legacy of contaminated land. Where land is contaminated there may be serious consequences for human health and the environment. The law (2000 Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990)  requires us to inspect our area for contaminated land and ensure it is cleared up appropriately.

  2. Copeland Council's contaminated land strategy

    This document sets out our approach to contaminated land in Copeland.

  3. Guide for developers

    A joint guide written by all Cumbrian local authorities to help developers deal with contaminated land.

Planning

  1. Planning Panel

    Planning Panel

  2. Householder development enquiries

    Before you apply for planning permission, you may want to check with us whether permission is needed. To help us advise you whether you need planning permission please download and complete the relevant householder enquiry form

  3. Whitehaven

    Map of Whitehaven highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  4. Discharge of conditions

    Most planning approvals contain some planning conditions. Conditions are used to ensure that development that may not be considered acceptable, can be approved subject to certain criteria. These criteria are detailed in conditions. Some conditions require you to submit details about particular aspects of the development to the local planning authority and others restrict certain things you can do as part of the development. The approval of details reserved by conditions is also known as 'discharging conditions'.

    A typical condition requiring the submission of further details may read

    'Details of the glazing to be used on the ground floor rear window should be submitted to and approved in writing prior to the commencement of the development'.

    A typical condition restricting things you can do as part of the development may read

    'The roof of the rear extension hereby approved shall not be used at any time as a roof terrace without the prior approval of xyz'.

    Any condition that requires the submission of details must be 'discharged' in accordance with the wording of the condition. In most cases this is prior to the commencement of the entire development. Occasionally, some conditions can be discharged prior to the relevant part of the development taking place. Please consult your decision notice for the exact wording of your conditions.

    In order to discharge a planning condition, you must submit the details, along with a completed application form and the appropriate fee to the planning department. All discharge of conditions incur a fee with the exception of conditions imposed on listed building consents and conservation area consent applications. It may take up to 8 weeks to receive a decision on a discharge of condition application.

  5. Self Build Register Application Form - Association

    Self Build Register Application Form - Association

  6. What is Planning Enforcement?

    Planning enforcement is action we can take when works have been carried out without planning permission.

  7. Thornhill

    Map of Thornhill highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  8. Non material amendments

    Application form to use to request minor changes to your planning application.

  9. Self Build and Custom Housebuild Register

    Approved applications onto the Copeland Local Plan Self Build and Custom Housebuild Register

  10. What happens to my building or planning complaint?

    Once we have concluded our investigation into your complaint or report of a breach of planning permission we will inform you of the outcome and what action we have taken. Every reported breach of planning control is different; some reports can take a couple of weeks to resolve while others can take significantly longer.

  11. St.Bees

    Map of St.Bees highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  12. Guidance - prior approval for house extension

    Guidance on prior approval for a house extension.

  13. Housing Land Supply Position at 1st April 2017

    This statement sets out the five year housing land supply position for the Copeland Local Plan area as at 1st April 2017.  It considers whether there is sufficient land available and deliverable to meet the requirement identified in the Core Strategy between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2021.

     

  14. Conservation areas - draft character appraisals

    We would like your views on some of the conservation areas in Copeland.

     

  15. How do I report a breach of planning control?

    You can report any breach of planning control by contacting the Council Planning Enforcement Officer, Rob Rudd, on 01946 598503 or by email at rob.rudd@copeland.gov.uk

  16. Seascale

    Map of Seascale highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  17. Demolition in a conservation area

    Use this form if you wish to apply for planning permission to demolish in a conservation area.

  18. Copeland Interim Housing Policy May 2017

    On the 9th May 2017, Copeland Borough Council announced that it cannot demonstrate a five-year supply of housing sites.  To support and encourage sustainable development in the short term the Council adopted an interim housing policy.

  19. Do I need planning permission?

    Find out if you need planning permission and how to apply. This page relates to other forms of development that are not householder related. 

  20. Parton

    Map of Parton highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  21. Hedgerow removal notice

    Use this form if you wish to apply for a hedgerow removal notice.

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