Legal and licensing

  1. Gambling policy (pdf)

    Revised statement of licensing effective from January 2013.

Environmental health

  1. Copeland Council's contaminated land strategy

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


  1. Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 Appendix

    This strategy sets out the future priorities and actions that will be taken in Copeland to tackle homelessness.

  2. Where can I find facts and figures about housing in Copeland?
  3. Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018

    The updated Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018 says what the council will do to prevent homelessness in Copeland and how we will help people who are having housing problems.

  4. Housing Strategy

    The Copeland Housing Strategy provides information on important local housing matters and says what our key priorities are for housing in Copeland. The Housing Strategy is a shared document for the Council and its partners, which include housing associations, private landlords, charities and voluntary groups, housebuilders and other organisations.

  5. Severe weather emergency protocol

    Within its duties as a local authority, Copeland Council aims to ensure that vulnerable people are protected and provided for during the winter cold season, when extreme cold temperatures for extended spells can threaten the safety and wellbeing of some people living in the borough.

    This document sets out the mechanism by which rough sleepers in Copeland can access accommodation and support during periods of exceptionally cold weather when a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is activated.

  6. Copeland housing strategy partnership

    The Copeland Housing Strategy Partnership is a group of stakeholders in Copeland housing strategy and operation. The Partnership meets regularly to monitor the implementation of the housing strategy delivery plan.


  1. Planning Policy Introduction

    Welcome to the Planning Policy Pages of the Copeland Borough Council website.

    For Current Consultations and Recent Publications, please visit our Consultation webpage.

Economic development

  1. Copeland Growth Strategy

    Ahead of the estimated £90 billion investment over the next 20 years, Copeland’s Growth Strategy showcases what the borough has to offer, and promotes a range of commercial opportunities driven by the economic growth in the area. 


  1. Your council
    • Here you can find out how the council is run and how we are structured. For details of our services click on the 'our services' heading on the green menu a the top of the page.

Policy and transformation

  1. Corporate plan 2013-15

    Our corporate plan for 2013-15 which sets out our priorities and goals for the next two years.

  2. 2016 – 2020 Commercial Strategy

    2016 – 2020 Commercial Strategy
    Version: 1.0

  3. Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

    Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

  4. Corporate strategy key milestones 16-20

    Corporate strategy key milestones 16-20

  5. Efficiency Plan 2016-2020

    Efficiency Plan 2016-2020

  6. Income Generation Strategy

    Income Generation Strategy

  7. Corporate charging policy

    Corporate charging policy

  8. Copeland Equality Scheme

     Copeland Borough Council

    Equality and Diversity Statement 2016-2020

    The mission for Copeland Borough Council is

    ‘To make Copeland a better place to live, work and visit’.


    One of the core values which underpins this mission is a commitment to

    Treat everyone equally, fairly and with respect’.


    Copeland Borough Council is committed to meeting the legal duties placed upon it by the Equalities Act 2010; and to promoting equality and diversity in its role as a community leader, service provider and employer.


    In line with The Equalities Act (2010) and the Public-Sector Equality Duty (PSED), Copeland Borough Council is committed to improving the equality of opportunity for all; and reducing discrimination in employment and service delivery on the grounds of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation (known collectively as protected characteristics). 


    Copeland Borough Council will seek to foster good relations across all protected characteristics in its capacity as a public body, including its decision-making, policy development, budget setting, procurement and commissioning, service delivery and employment functions. 


    Rural and social isolation are recognised as  locally relevant issues in relation to equality of opportunity and access, as such they will also be considered in equality impact assessments and monitoring.


    The Council will be assisted to achieve its equality objectives through good practice and the support of the Equalities Champion.



    • CBC Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2016-17






  1. Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

    Corporate Strategy 2016-2020

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