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Policies, plans and strategies

Alphabetical list of policies, strategies, plans and other important documents are listed below:

Access to Information Policy
The Access to Information Policy sets out our approach to Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulations and Data Protection (Subject Access Requests).
Read the Access to Information Policy (PDF 210Kb / 16 pages).
Published: 3 April 2018
Web page: Requesting information

Air Quality Strategy
The Air quality strategy sets out our obligations under Part 4 of the Environment Act 1995.
Read the Air Quality Strategy (PDF: 725Kb / 66 pages).
Published: 1 June 2003
Web page: Air quality

Anti-fraud, theft, bribery and corruption strategy and response plan
The Anti-fraud, theft, bribery and corruption strategy sets out our overall policy in respect of fraud, theft, bribery and corruption.
Read the Anti-Fraud, Theft, Bribery and Corruption Strategy and Response Plan 2018 (PDF: 570Kb / 22 pages).
Published: 28 September 2018

Asset Management Plan
The asset management plan sets out how the we will manage our limited assets.
Read the Asset Management Plan 2014-2017 (PDF: 1.1Mb / 35 pages).
Published: 23 February 2015

Business Continuity Plan
In the event of a major business interruption, our priority is to maintain services to the public. This Plan is an important tool in meeting this objective.
Read the Business Continuity Plan April 2018 (PDF: 705Kb / 11 pages).
Published: 11 April 2018
Web page: Business continuity planning

Confidential Reporting Code
The Confidential reporting code is intended to encourage and enable employees to raise serious concerns within the Council.
Read the Confidential Reporting Code (PDF: 281Kb / 9 pages).
Published: 21 September 2017

Consultation Policy and Programme
We plan to carry out efficient and effective engagement, participation and consultation exercises with stakeholders.
Read the Consultation Policy and Programme (PDF: 187 Kb / 12 pages).
Published: 14 September 2017
Web page: Community Engagement and Consultation

Contaminated land inspection strategy
We are required to inspect land in the District for the purpose of identifying contaminated land. This Strategy explains how we will carry out our duties.
Read the Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy (PDF: 1.45Mb / 75 pages).
Published: 1 June 2007
Web page: Contaminated Land Strategy

Core strategy development plan document (DPD)
The Core strategy DPD for spatial development in Eden District. This is up to 2025 and beyond.
Read the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (PDF: 3Mb / 96 pages).
Published: 31 March 2010
Web page: Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD)

Corporate complaints and compliments policy
The Corporate complaints and compliments policy sets out how a customer can complain, compliment or make a suggestion to the Council.
Read the Corporate complaints and compliments policy (PDF: 136Kb / 11 pages).
Published: 1 March 2017
Web page: Corporate complaints procedure

Council plan and council plan summary
The Council plan is our main policy document and directs everything we do.
Read the Council Plan 2015-2019 (PDF: 1Mb / 16 pages.
The council plan summary shows a selection of some of the main objectives in the plan.
Read the Summary of the Council Plan 2015-2019 (PDF: 631Kb / 1 page).
Published: 17 September 2015
Web page: Council Plan 2015-2019

Cumbria housing strategy
The Cumbria housing strategy has been produced in partnership through the Cumbria Housing Executive Group.
Read the Cumbria Housing Strategy (PDF: 987Kb / 30 pages).
Published: 1 October 2011

Data Protection Policy
The Data Protection Policy sets out our approach to Data Protection and compliance. This policy is currently under review and will be updated in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Read the Data Protection Policy (PDF 257Kb / 8 pages).
Published: 6 June 2017
Web page: Data Protection Policy

Data Quality Statement
The Data Quality Statement sets out our policy towards data quality.
Read the Data Quality Statement (PDF: 369 Kb / 5 pages).
Published: 15 March 2016
Web page: Data Quality

Eden Local Plan 1996
Published: Eden Local Plan 1996 (PDF: 686Kb / 109 pages).
The Eden Local Plan 1996 is a document we are charged with preparing under statutory obligations.
Published: 1 December 1996
Web page: Eden Local Plan 1996

Efficiency and value for money policy
This Policy sets out a clear statement of how we seek to operate in an efficient way.
Read the Efficiency and Value for Money Policy (PDF: 463Kb / 10 pages).
Published: 14 April 2017
Web page: Efficiency and Value for Money

Empty property loan assistance policy
Read the Empty Property Loan Assistance Policy (PDF: 133Kb / 4 pages).
Published: 20 December 2014
Web page: Empty Properties

Empty property strategy
The empty property strategy is based on existing good practice from around the country. It seeks to capitalise on recent national legislative changes.
Read the Empty Property Strategy - Revised 2010 (PDF: 161Kb / 17 pages).
Published: 12 December 2011
Web page: Empty Properties

Filming, photography, recording and use of social networking at council meetings policy
This Policy contains a set of rules which must be observed when recording and reporting at our Committee meetings.
Read the Filming, Photography, Recording and use of Social Networking at Council Meetings Policy (PDF: 256 / 4 pages).
Published: 19 February 2015

Food safety enforcement policy
The Food safety enforcement policy aims to ensure a consistent approach to food-related enforcement within the district.
Read the Food Safety Enforcement Policy (PDF: 132Kb / 16 pages).
Published: 18 February 2016

Food service plan
The Food service plan sets out the measures we will implement to safeguard food and drink produced, prepared or sold within the district.
Read the Food Service Plan 2017-2018 (PDF: 287Kb / 33 pages).
Published: 1 August 2016

General fund reserves policy
The Director of Finance is required by regulation to assess the adequacy of our reserves. In making this assessment, this policy will be used.
Read the Policy on General Fund Reserves (PDF: 3658Kb / 8 pages).
Published: 26 October 2018
Web page: Policy on General Fund Reserves

Health and safety service plan
The Health and safety service plan sets out how we will deliver our health and safety service. It sets out how we contribute to current HSE priorities, local, regional and national targets.
Read the Health and Safety Service Plan 2014-2015 (PDF: 447Kb / 22 pages).
Published: 1 September 2014Housing supplementary planning document (SPD)
The purpose of the Housing SPD is to create a positive approach to delivering affordable housing. This is to meet local needs, particularly in rural areas.
Read the Housing Supplementary Planning Document (Adobe PDF: 728Kb / 68 pages).
Published: 2 November 2010
Web page: Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Information Governance Framework
The Information Governance Framework provides us with a coherent structure. This is to ensure that legal and best practice standards are met and continuously assessed.
Read the Information Governance Framework 2016 (PDF: 321Kb / 27 pages).
Published: 4 October 2016

Information security policy
The Information security policy details the administrative, technical and physical measures used to safeguard the Council's valuable information assets.
Read the Information Security Policy (PDF 511Kb / 13 pages).
Published: 3 April 2018

Information Technology Services Plan 2017-2018
The Information Technology Services Plan describes the Shared IT Service between Eden District Council and South Lakeland District Council. The Shared IT Service is a corporate resource. It delivers much needed services to all areas of our activity.
Read the Information Technology Services Plan 2018-2019 (PDF: 503Kb / 36 pages).
Published: 20 April 2018

Internal audit annual plan
The Internal audit annual plan ensures that we have a sound system of internal control.
Read the Internal Audit Annual Plan 2018-2019 (PDF: 237Kb / 7 pages).
Published: 23 February 2018
Web page: Internal Audit

Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy
The Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy sets out what licensees and others can expect from our principles and policies.
Read the Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy (PDF: 64Kb / 9 pages).
Published: 1 September 2010
Web page: Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy

Management of conservation areas Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
The Management of conservation areas SPD sets out our approach to managing conservation areas in Eden.
Read the Management of Conservation Areas SPD (PDF: 2.07Mb / 32 pages).
Published: 24 March 2011
Management of Conservation Areas SPD

Private sector housing enforcement policy
The Private sector housing enforcement policy details what action we could take to ensure a property is brought up to standard.
Read the Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy (PDF: 278Kb / 13 pages).
Published: 13 January 2009

Procurement Strategy
The Procurement Strategy provides a framework for us to obtain best value in all our procurement activities.
Read the Procurement Strategy 2017 (PDF: 494Kb / 18 pages).
Published: 21 April 2017
Web page: Procurement

Risk Management Strategy
The Risk Management Strategy provides members of the public and employees with a safe and secure environment.
Read the Risk Management Strategy 2018 (PDF: 549Kb / 9 pages).
Published: 25 May 2018

Sandbag policy
The Sandbag policy is to prevent or contain floodwaters from rivers or groundwater. The sole responsibility for protection of private property lies with individual owners. It is not the District Council or any other Agency. Read the Sandbag policy.
Published: 19 May 2016
Web page: Sandbag policy

Smokefree enforcement policy
The Smokefree enforcement policy outlines a common approach to the enforcement of smokefree legislation. This has been agreed by all local authorities in Cumbria.
Read the Smokefree enforcement policy (PDF: 305Kb / 17 pages).
Published: 13 September 2007

Treasury Management Practices Document
The Treasury Management Practices Document governs the way we manage our investments.
Read the Treasury Management Strategy and Practices Document (February 2018) (PDF: 220Kb / 23 pages).
Published: 10 November 2017

Unacceptable behaviour policy
The Unacceptable behaviour policy sets out how we deal with unacceptable behaviour by service users and members of the public.
Read the Unacceptable behaviour policy (PDF: 302Kb / 11 pages).
Published: 2 October 2018

Web Accessibility Policy
The Web Accessibility Policy describes how we aim to ensure our website is accessible to everyone.
Read the Web Accessibility Policy (PDF: 287Kb / 4 pages).
Published: 30 September 2014