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 requests.
Published: 30 July 2020
Go to About Freedom of Information web page to view document.

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 2019 (PDF: 596Kb / 18 pages).
Published: 27 September 2019

Asset Management Plan
The asset management plan sets out how the we will manage our limited assets.
Read the Asset Management Plan 2017-2020 (PDF: 721Kb / 32 pages).
Published: December 2018

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.
Published: 10 February 2020
Go to the Business continuity planning web page to view document.

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.
Go to the Consultation web page to view document.

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.
Published: 1 June 2007
Go to the Contaminated Land Strategy web page to view document.

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.
Published: 1 March 2017
Go to the Complaints web page to view this policy.

Council plan and council plan summary
The Council plan is our main policy document and directs everything we do.
Published: 7 November 2019
Go to the Council Plan web page to view the draft Council Plan for 2019-2023.

Data Protection Policy
The Data Protection Policy sets out our approach to Data Protection and compliance.
Published: 4 December 2018
Go to the Data Protection Policy web page to view this document.

Data Quality Statement
The Data Quality Statement sets out our policy towards data quality.
Published: 15 March 2016
Go to the Data Quality web page to view this statement.

Eden Local Plan
The Eden Local Plan is a document we are charged with preparing under statutory obligations.
Published: 18 October 2018
Web page: Eden Local Plan

Efficiency and value for money policy
This Policy sets out a clear statement of how we seek to operate in an efficient way.
Published: 14 April 2017
Go to the money management web page to view this policy.

Employment policies and documents
Go to the employment policies and documents web page.

Empty property loan assistance policy
Published: 20 December 2014
Go to the empty properties web page to view this policy.

Food safety enforcement policy
The Food safety enforcement policy aims to ensure a consistent approach to food-related enforcement within the district.
Published: 18 February 2016
Go to food safety policy documents web page to view this policy.

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.
Published: 1 August 2018
Go to food safety policy documents web page to view this plan.

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.
Published: 26 October 2018
Go to the money management web page to view this policy.

Housing documents
Go to the housing documents web page.

Housing 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.
Published: 2 November 2010
Go to the Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to view the adopted document and the draft Housing SPD.

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
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.
Published: 23 February 2018
Go to the Internal Audit web page to view this plan.

Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy
The Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy sets out what licensees and others can expect from our principles and policies.
Published: 1 September 2010
Go to the Licensing Enforcement and Inspection Policy web page to view this 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.
Published: 24 March 2011
Go to the Management of Conservation Areas SPD web pages to view this document.

Personal Data Breach Policy
The Personal Data Breach Policy sets out our approach and procedures for managing personal data breaches.
Read the Personal Data Breach Policy (PDF: 145Kb / 9 pages).
Published: 4 December 2018

Planning enforcement policy
The Local Enforcement Plan sets out how we approach and carry out our planning enforcement activities and explains how we will investigate alleged cases of unauthorised development.
Published: June 2018
Go to the planning enforcement policy to view this plan.

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.
Published: 13 January 2009
Go to the housing documents web page to view this policy.

Procurement strategy
The Procurement Strategy provides a framework for us to obtain best value in all our procurement activities.
Published: 21 April 2017
Go to the procurement web page to view this strategy.

Recording and Reporting policy
This Policy contains a set of rules which must be observed when recording and reporting at our Committee meetings.
Read the Recording and Reporting of Public Meetings Policy (PDF: 509 / 13 pages).
Published: 17 August 2020

Redaction Policy
The Redaction Policy provides clear guidance and a consistent, standardised approach to redaction across our organisation.
Read the Redaction Policy (PDF:286Kb / 12 pages).
Published: 4 December 2018

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 2019 (PDF: 589Kb / 9 pages).
Published: May 2019

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.
Published: 19 May 2016
Go to the sandbag policy web page to read the policy.

Street name and numbering policy
Published: December 2018
Go to the street naming and numbering web page to read this 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
Our Treasury Management Strategy and Practices Document 2019 will be available soon. This governs the way we manage our investments. To comply with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Code, we review this document twice a year.
Go to the money management web page to view this policy.

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

Virtual Public Meetings Policy
The Virtual Public Meetings Policy provides a commitment and clear direction on the holding of the Council's virtual public meetings.
Read the Virtual Public Meetings Policy (PDF: 308Kb/ 8 pages).
Published: 19 May 2020

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

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