Planning policy is used to help determine planning applications - what can be built, where, and how buildings are used. It is also used to plan for our future needs, assessing what change is likely to happen and where, and what policies are needed to achieve this.
Planning policy within the borough is currently contained in a number of statutory documents:-
The Chorley Local Plan (adopted 2015) The Chorley Local Plan identifies the scale of development in each settlement and allocates sites to meet the development needs of Chorley up to the period 2026 in order to achieve the vision for growth as outlined in the Core Strategy. The Local Plan identifies key local issues and provides a set of policies to manage change which will be used by the Council to determine planning applications. The Local Plan is in general conformity with the strategic objectives of the adopted Core Strategy. It replaces the Local Plan Review 2003. Go to link on the right - Chorley Local Plan 2012-2016 to see the document.
The Central Lancashire Core Strategy (adopted 2012) Prepared jointly by Chorley, South Ribble and Preston Councils. It sets out the vision, objectives and spatial strategy for the development of Central Lancashire to 2026 and includes policies on key issues: housing, transport, business and industry and the environment.
The Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan prepared jointly by Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council. It consists of an adopted Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and an adopted Minerals and Waste Site Allocations Development Plan Document. Further information is available from Lancashire County Council.
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