20 August 2018

Consultation open for Central Lancashire Local Plan

​Local people in Lancashire are being asked to have their say about development in their area as part of a review to deliver the Central Lancashire Local Plan.

The three Central Lancashire authorities; Chorley, South Ribble and Preston Councils, have come together to deliver the Central Lancashire Local Plan and they are holding a public consultation to review their proposals.

The Local Plan follows strategic planning policies for determining development and protecting sites. People can now have their say as to what sites they would like to be developed.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council said: “We know areas for future development in the borough are of real importance to residents and businesses as they can have a big impact on their lives.

“By opening up this process it gives people a chance to put their ideas forward – both for areas that need developing and those that they want to see protected – so that any future development can be used to benefit our borough whether that’s by building homes for future generations or by creating new jobs for local people.

“I’d urge everyone to take time to look at the consultation and feed in your comments so we can come up with a Local Plan that is fit for the future.

“We are working with our neighbouring councils at Preston and South Ribble so we can take account of the wider Central Lancashire area and make sure that any development is spread appropriately across the three boroughs.”

The consultation, Call for Sites, is the first stage of the Local Plan review and asks individuals, developers or any interested parties 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.

The Call for Sites consultation will run for 12 weeks from Friday 17 August until Friday 9 November 2018.

For more information on the Central Lancashire Local Plan and to submit a site for development visit the Central Local Plan website here​