Copeland Local Plan 2017-2035

Preferred Options Consultation

Response Form

Copeland Borough Council is currently in the process of producing the new Copeland Local Plan 2017- 2035. This will become the key document in shaping the planning policy for the Borough, replacing the current Copeland Local Plan 2013- 2028. Please use this form in conjunction with the Copeland Local Plan 2017-2035 Preferred Options Draft to indicate any comments or recommendations that you have surrounding the proposed policies and allocations.

Please use a separate form for each Policy/ Allocation you wish to comment on and return by no later than 4.30pm on Sunday 15th November 2020 to:

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1. Your Details

Please provide your details below. This information will be added into our database so we can contact you about future consultations. All information in the following table will be used solely for this purpose and no identifying information will be used in any future stages of the Local Plan process. Age and gender data will be used to monitor engagement in the Local Plan consultation process. If you are using an agent we will use those details as our primary contact.


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2. Your Comments

Please indicate the Policy/Allocation to which your comment relates.

Please note highlighted red bold comments relate specifically to the Parish of Millom Without

Please outline any comments or recommendations you have surrounding this policy/ allocation

(Please continue on separate sheets if required)

There are a number of fundamentals to the Local Plan which need to addressed:

1.South Copeland priorities regarding Connectivity (road links and effective route corridors) are not adequately addressed in the Local Plan. Particular focus needs to be addressed on the A595 Duddon Bridge network.

2.Key issues relating to the GDF and development of Moorside as significant national infrastructure projects appear not to thoroughly examined and impacts on say roads and housing needs.

3.The recent National Park landscape review which includes taking in a significant footprint of South Copeland are not referenced in the Local Plan and this has real potential economic impacts.

4.Concerns relating to housing target’s in rural communities needs both clarification and clearer transparency of what is being proposed. This Parish remains unclear and hence it is difficult to understand the impact and make comments on this aspect of the Plan.

5.Green issues promoting more people to use both train and bus are not sufficient to meet the HMG ambitions for a Greener Economy and reduce the Boroughs contribution to CO2 emissions.

6.The lack of strategic focus on the South Copeland economy is illustrated by no specific reference to HMP Haverigg and the steps to support a sustainable future for this major employer.



Please use a separate form for each site you wish to comment on and return this form no later than 4.30pm on Sunday 15th November 2020.

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