Consultations

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.

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  • Draft Central Lancashire Employment Skills Supplementary Planning Document

    The Draft Central Lancashire Employment Skills SPD has been prepared jointly by Preston, Chorley and South Ribble Councils' and introduces Employment Skills Plans. An Employment and Skills Statement will need to be submitted with a planning application which exceeds the thresholds of commercial floorspace (1,000sqm) and housing developments (30 units). Criteria set out in the statement can be individually tailored to ensure the right skills and employment opportunities are provided at the right time to benefit both the developer and the local population. The SPD provides clarity on how policies and requirements of the Central Lancashire Core Strategy and the Chorley Local Plan will be applied.

    Consultation on the draft SPD is taking place between Monday 30 January and Monday 13 March 2017.

    Paper copies of the SPD can be viewed at:
    ​​• The Civic Offices, Union Street open Monday to Friday 8:45am-5pm excluding Bank Holidays
    ​​​​• Local libraries, and post offices in villages without a library (Abbey Village, Brinscall, Croston, Eaves Lane (Chorley), Heskin, Hoghton, Mawdesley, Whittle-le-Woods). A paper copy of the SPD is available for inspection during normal opening hours.

    Any comments to the draft SPD should be emailed to planning.policy@chorley.gov.uk or sent to Planning Policy, Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL no later than 5pm on Monday 13 March 2017. 

  • Council Tax Support (CTS) Scheme Consultation

    Council Tax Support replaced Council Tax Benefit from 1 April 2013. Chorley Council’s local scheme has remained unchanged since its introduction.

    The Government has announced a number of changes to the Housing Benefit Scheme from 1 April 2017 and Chorley Council are proposing a number of changes to our CTS Scheme for 2017/18 to keep it in line with Housing Benefit.

    We would like to hear your views on the proposed changes, along with alternative suggestions how the scheme can be changed and ways the Council can make savings if our CTS Scheme does not change.

    Please complete our online survey ‘Council Tax Support Consultation survey’ in the ‘Do it online’ section. Before completing the survey we recommend that you read the ‘FAQs – Chorley Council CTS Consultation (Sept 16)’ document in the ‘Download it’ section. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and the consultation will be open from 27 September 2016 until 6 December 2016.
     
    This consultation has now closed.

  • Safer Chorley and South Ribble Community Safety Partnership

    The Partnership wants to support communities to create safe, cleaner and sustainable neighbourhoods by providing access to first class, co-ordinated public services. Our partnership has a dedicated set of Responsible Authorities who are committed to making a difference, details of these partners are listed below;

    • South Ribble Council
     • Chorley Council
    • Lancashire County Council
    • Lancashire Fire and Rescue
     • Lancashire Constabulary
    • Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group
    • The Probation Service and Lancashire & Cumbria Community Rehabilitation Company
    • Supported by other local significant partners

     By completing this questionnaire you can assist the Partnership to plan and shape future community safety initiatives and prioritise resources to meet the needs of Chorley and South Ribble communities.

    You must be a Chorley or South Ribble resident to be eligible to complete this form. The information that you provide is about the immediate area in which you live and will remain confidential. The information will only be used to inform the planning of future resources and to verify your eligibility to respond to the consultation.

    This survey is now closed

    If you have any questions about this survey you can contact:
    Intervention and Prevention Officer, Rachel Austen Tel: 01257 515151 or email rachel.austen@chorley.gov.uk  or Heather Corson HCorson@southribble.gov.uk

  • Street Trading Policy Consultation

    On 21 September 2016 Chorley Council’s Licensing and Public Safety Committee agreed to consult on a draft Street Trading Policy.

    Please email your comments and responses to contact@chorley.gov.uk  headed ‘Street Trading Policy Consultation Response’.

    It is intended that all consultation responses will be collated and the results reported back to the Licensing and Public Safety Committee on 1st February 2017. The Committee have agreed that where only minor amendments are needed as a result of the consultation then the updated policy will be published without further need for consideration by the Committee.

    This consultation has now closed.

  • Taxi Licensing Policy Consultation

    On 21 September 2016 Chorley Council’s Licensing and Public Safety Committee agree to consult on a draft Consolidated Taxi Licensing Policy.

    Please email your comments and responses to contact@chorley.gov.uk  headed ‘Taxi Licensing Policy Consultation Response’.

    It is intended that all consultation responses will be collated and reported back to the Licensing and Public Safety Committee on 1st February 2017.

    This consultation has now closed.

  • Budget Consultation 2017/18

    It’s really important that we spend the money you pay in council tax on the things that matter most to you, your family and your community.

    The council is facing enormous reductions in its funding sources over the next few years and our budget proposals set out how we will deal with these changes while protecting vital services.

    We would like to hear your view on our plans, along with your suggestions for how we could improve the way we do things.

    You can read an overview of our plans in the ‘Budget proposals 2017/18’ document in the ‘Download it’ section and complete the survey by clicking here​.

    The consultation will be open from the 20th January to the 10th of February and all feedback will be considered as part of the final presentation of the budget to Council on the 28th February.

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