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.

  • Central Lancashire Local Plan: Integrated Assessment (AI) Scoping Report

    Central Lancashire Local Plan: Integrated Assessment (IA) Scoping Report
    (incorporating Sustainability Appraisal; Health Impact Assessment; and Equalities Impact Assessment)

    All local authorities are required to undertake a sustainability appraisal of their emerging Local Plans, to ensure they contribute to achieving sustainable development.

    We have produced a draft scoping report, setting out the proposed scope and methodology to be used in the sustainability appraisal of the proposals in the emerging Central Lancashire Local Plan. The framework in this scoping report will be used to assess the emerging plan proposals against relevant social, environmental and economic objectives, to ensure they are the most appropriate, given reasonable alternatives.

    In addition to sustainability appraisal, the scoping report also includes Health Impact Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment requirements.

    We are now seeking comments on the draft IA scoping report (in particular the objectives and assessment criteria set out in the IA framework at chapter 6 of the document).

    The consultation document is available to download 'Central Lancashire Integrated Assessment Scoping Report'.

    The annexe to the document is also available to download 'Plans, Policies, Programmes, Strategies and Initiatives (PPPSI) Review'.

    Hard copies will also be made available for viewing at the following council offices:
    • Chorley - Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL
    • Preston - Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL
    • South Ribble - Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH

    You can submit your comments by:
    • Email:
    •​ Post: Central Lancashire Team, Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1AL

    This consultation commenced on Monday 12th August 2019. All comments must be received by no later than midnight on Monday 7th October 2019.

  • Consultation on Gambling Act 2005

    Under Section 349 Gambling Act 2005, Chorley Council, as the Licensing Authority, is required to produce a Statement of Principles every three years. This Statement of Principles is often referred to as the Council’s ‘Gambling Act Policy’.

    The Statement of Principles 2019 to 2022, which will come into force later this year, is available to download, hard copies are also available at the Council’s Union Street offices. A summary of the proposed changes and the letter to consultees are also available to download.

    To have your say on the revised Statement of Principles please send your comments to:

    Director Customer and Digital
    Chorley Council
    Civic Offices
    Union Street
    PR7 1AL


    All responses must be received by the close of business on 31st August 2019.

  • Scrap Metal Policy 2019

    Notice is hereby given of Chorley Borough Council's intention to publish the statement of the principles that the Licensing Authority proposes to apply in exercising its functions under the Scrap Metal Dealer Act 2013.

    The statement of Policy will be valid once consultation has been completed but can be reviewed or revised by the Licensing Authority at any time. 

    The statement of Policy will be published on 21st August 2019 and will come into effect on 21st September 2019.

    From the date of this notice, the Statement of Policy will be published on the council website at;​

    and will be available for inspection at:

    Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL. 

    Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm 

    Dated 21st August 2019.