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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. Guide for developers

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

Planning

  1. Hedgerow Regulations

    Find out what constitues a protected hedge and what this means for you.

  2. What is Planning Enforcement?

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

  3. 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.

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

    You can report any breach of planning control by contacting the Council Planning Enforcement Officer, Adrian Adams, on 01946 598503 or by email at planning.enforcement@copeland.gov.uk

  5. 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. 

  6. Ward Maps of Proposed Site Allocations

    Here you can find maps which highlight the proposed site allocations for your area. For more information about the Site Allocations and Policies Plan, please click here.

    If you have any comments about this plan, please click here to fill in a feedback form. 

  7. Arlecdon & Rowrah

    Map of Arlecdon & Rowrah 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. Beckermet Industrial

    Map of Beckermet Industrial highlighting the proposed Site Allocations.

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  9. Beckermet

    Map of Beckermet highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  10. 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

  11. High Hedges

     How do you complain about your neighbour's hedges? What is the legislation? Here we give you all the facts and guidance on how to deal with such an issue.

  12. Contact us

    The Development Control section is  here to help you with planning applications, planning enquiries and enforcement. We cover the whole of Copeland excluding the Lake District National Park. We have split the section into two teams to ensure you get the best possible service. The section is divided into a north and south team as shown on the map below.

  13. Planning Application Fees

    Different forms of development attract different fees. Below you will find a link to our planning application fees document.

  14. Planning appeals

    Details of how to lodge an appeal against a planning decision

  15. Search and comment on a planning application

    Search and comment on planning applications.

  16. Tree preservation orders

    Advice on the restriction to works on trees that are covered by a Tree Preservation Order

  17. Pre application advice

    Advice before making an application

  18. Advertisements and signs

    Do I need consent to display an advert or sign?

  19. Planning Panel

    We try to determine most applications at officer level under the approved scheme of delegation. Any applications which cannot be dealt with at officer level are determined by the Planning Panel. This would normally include all major applications and other development which raises significant local concerns.

  20. Trees within Conservation Areas

    Are all trees growing within a Conservation Area protected?

  21. Bigrigg

    Map of Bigrigg highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

  22. Moresby Parks

    Map of Moresby Parks highlighting the proposed Site Allocations. 

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

    To give feedback, please click here

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