The Site Allocations and Policies Plan will demonstrate how the adopted Core Strategy, and crucially the policies which outline the borough’s ambitious targets for growth and development, will be delivered on the ground, as well as identifying areas to be protected from development. Together with the adopted Core Strategy and Development Management Policies it will provide the basis for determining planning applications.
The Local Plan should allocate enough land to meet the borough’s predicted needs over the plan period (2013-2028) which is identified in the adopted Core Strategy. The Site Allocations and Policies Plan will achieve this with a suite of site specific policies followed by the proposed options for land allocations. Once adopted, they will replace the remaining allocations that have been saved from the Copeland Local Plan 2001-2016.