We are keen to ensure that our services are tailored specifically to the needs of our customers - and to do that, we need to know exactly what you want.

We carry out consultations with customers throughout the year - most notably when we're planning the budget and want to know your views on where we should be allocating resources.

Our teams often carry out consultations to help improve the way services are delivered. You can view the consultations online.​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Digital Skills for Businesses

    Chorley Council is supporting digital skills and training businesses, charities and other organisations in Chorley to ensure they are benefiting from the opportunities being online can bring.

    This survey will help us define the digital skills needs of your business in Chorley and how you are currently utilising online opportunities.

    Our objective of this survey is to identify digital skills sessions that will support local businesses to benefit from being online and help grow as a business using online tools.

    This is your opportunity to share with us what online tools you use at the minute and views on the digital needs and provisions for businesses in Chorley.

    All responses will be aggregated anonymously, should we wish to quote a specific source at a later date we will seek permission from the author.

    Please complete the survey here​.

  • Cowling Farm Masterplan Consultation

    Public consultation is to be held ​​between Monday 22nd October 2018 and Friday 16th November 2018 regarding a Draft Masterplan for the 9.5 hectare development site at Cowling Farm, Chorley. 

    The site is jointly owned by Homes England and Chorley Council and is allocated in the Chorley Local Plan (adopted 2015) for a mix of housing and employment uses, along with a 0.4 hectare site for Gypsy and Traveller pitches. 
    Public comment is invited regarding the development proposals, including proposed arrangements for access to the site and the proposed location of development uses within the site as per the adopted planning policy.

    Copies of the masterplan can be viewed at Chorley Council - One Stop Shop, Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL or online at:

    Two drop in sessions will be held to allow members of the public to discuss the masterplan with representatives of the Council, Homes England and their consultant advisors.

    The drop in sessions will be held at Tatton Community Centre, Silverdale Rd, Chorley, PR6 0PR on the following dates:
    • Tuesday 30th October between 3:00pm and 7:00pm
    • Thursday 8th November between 2:00pm and 5:30pm

    All comments regarding the masterplan should be sent in writing to Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley Council, Lancashire, PR7 1AL or by email to by Friday 16th November 2018.

    The Cowling Farm Masterplan document, background reports and the consultation questionnaire can be downloaded on the right hand side of this page.

  • Local Plan Review - Have Your Say

    The Central Lancashire Local Plan team is tasked with the delivery of the Local Plan Review, managing the project on behalf of Chorley, South Ribble and Preston councils. ​​

    This plan determines where and what development will be permitted by the councils and is linked to wider strategic objectives including housing, employment, open space and the economy.  ​

    In a move to proactively manage Central Lancashire’s future needs, a ‘Call for Sites’ consultation has been launched across the three districts, which is the first stage of the Review.

    Individuals, developers or any interested p​arties, are invited to submit details of sites available for development over the next 15 years.

    The sites can be any size or type; including occupied; vacant, derelict or undeveloped land. Proposals can be for any type of land use, including residential, commercial, retail, leisure or recreation.

    You do not need to own the site to submit it to the team, but details must be submitted via a response form available on the central local plan website here where you can also find more information. You can also contact us for copies of the Call for Sites form on 01257 515555 or​

  • Electoral Review

    The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (the Commission) are conducting an electoral review of Chorley Council.
    At the moment there are 20 wards which are served by a mixture of 1, 2 or 3 councillors. As part of the review, the number of borough wards is likely to be reduced to 14, consisting of three councillors per ward. The purpose of this is to try to improve electoral equality across the borough.

    To view the Commission’s draft ward proposals and to have your say click on the link to the Local Government Boundary Commission consultation under the ‘Useful Links’ heading.
    The consultation will close on 14 January 2019.