Copeland Borough Council is currently consulting on the final draft of their new Local Plan. The Plan will set new planning policies and identify areas for new development in the area of Copeland that lies outside the Lake District National Park.

We have responded to earlier consultations during the preparation of the new plan and have been pleased to see some of our suggested changes taken into account, including in relation to dark skies and the St Bees and Whitehaven heritage coast extension. We will be reviewing the final draft document in more detail and responding to the consultation by the deadline of Monday 21st February 2022.

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