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Blainscough Public Inquiry

This page is dedicated to the planning public inquiry at Land Adjacent Blainscough Hall, Blainscough Lane, Coppull.

Please note, the inquiry finished on Thursday 14th October 2021. The decision notice will be uploaded to this page once it is issued by the Planning Inspectorate and this page will remain for approximately 2 weeks after that.

After that time the decision notice will be available on the planning application file for the application ref: 20/01399/OUTMAJ, available via the 'view a planning application' section of our website.

Outline planning application for the erection of up to 123 dwellings (including 30% affordable housing) with public open space provision, structural planting and landscaping, and vehicular access points from Grange Drive. All matters reserved save for access.

Appeal reference: APP/D2320/W/21/3275691

Council planning application ref: 20/01399/OUTMAJ

Information and documents relating to the inquiry will be uploaded to this page before and during the inquiry as necessary.

The inquiry is currently anticipated to sit for 4 days opening on Monday 11 October at 10am at Chorley Town Hall, but the duration is not fixed and will depend on how the evidence emerges.

The inquiry is to be held as an in-person event with the facility to participate virtually.

Anyone wishing to participate virtually (via Microsoft Teams or telephone), rather than in-person by attending the Town Hall, should email their request to dcon@chorley.gov.uk as soon as possible before the inquiry starts and joining instructions will be sent out prior to it opening. 

If you only wish to watch the inquiry and not participate, it will be live streamed on YouTube at the following link: www.youtube.com/chorleycouncil (please note the stream will not be available until shortly before the inquiry opens and there will be a separate stream for each day the inquiry sits).

Icon for pdf Opening submissions by the Local Planning Authority [154.86KB]

Icon for pdf Opening submissions by the Appellant [129.5KB]

Icon for pdf Closing Submissions by the Local Planning Authority [254.48KB]

Icon for pdf Closing Submissions by the Appellant [427.49KB]

Draft Inquiry Programme

Icon for pdf Draft Inquiry Programme [85.08KB]

Statements of Case

Icon for pdf Council's Statement of Case [839.69KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Statement of Case [354.3KB]

Proofs of Evidence

Icon for pdf Council's Proof of Evidence [665.51KB]

Icon for pdf Council's Summary Proof of Evidence [160.13KB]

Icon for pdf LCC Education Proof of Evidence [2.14MB]

Icon for pdf LCC Education Summary Proof of Evidence [2.14MB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Planning Proof of Evidence [2.5MB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Summary Planning Proof of Evidence [258.4KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Housing Land Supply Proof of Evidence [909.66KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Housing Land Supply Summary Proof of Evidence [181.87KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Affordable Housing Proof of Evidence [7.74MB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Rebuttal Statement [113.05KB]

Statements of Common Ground

Icon for pdf Planning Statement of Common Ground [336.95KB]

Icon for pdf Housing Land Supply Statement of Common Ground [247.96KB]

Icon for pdf Highways Statement of Common Ground [163.57KB]

Icon for pdf Ecology Statement of Common Ground [491.87KB]

Other Appeal Documents

Icon for pdf CIL Compliance Statement [193.3KB]

Icon for pdf Education Contribution Assessment Walking Distance (for inquiry only) [532.96KB]

Icon for pdf LCC Response to Appellant's Hearing Statement on Education Matters [65.61KB]

Icon for pdf LCC Appendix 1 [204.22KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Education Hearing Statement Addendum [99.8KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Appendix 1 [299.72KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Appendix 2 [383.28KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Appendix 3 [459.89KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Appendix 4 [162.76KB]

Icon for pdf Appellant's Appendix 5 [75.72KB]

Core Documents List

The Core Documents are the main documents that will be referred to during the inquiry. The document below lists them with their reference numbers.

Icon for pdf Core Documents List [92.12KB]

Core Documents

Section CD1 - Application Documents

Icon for pdf CD 1.1 Cover Letter [151.66KB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.2 Application Form [182.79KB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.3 Planning Statement and SCI [1.51MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.4 Design and Access Statement [16.14MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.5 EIA Screening Opinion Report [3.08MB]

Icon for pdf CD1.6 Transport Assessment and Framework Travel Plan [4.44MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.7 Phase 1 Geo-Environmental Desk Study [16.94MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.8 Flood Risk Assessment [6.26MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.9 Energy Statement [7.71MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.10 Noise Exposure Assessment [6.11MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.11 Preliminary Ecological Appraisal [4.54MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.12 Mineral Resource Assessment [1.74MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.13 Preliminary Arboricultural Impact Assessment [10.6MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.14 Air Quality Screening Assessment [1.91MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.15 Crime Impact Statement [393.91KB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.16 Site Location Plan [117.64KB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.17 Illustrative Masterplan [2.61MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.18 Parameters Plan [2.17MB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.19 Proposed Site Access [498.4KB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.20 Topographical Survey Sheet 1 [822.36KB]

Icon for pdf CD 1.21 Topographical Survey Sheet 2 [900.61KB]

Section CD2 Statutory Consultee Reponses to the Application

Icon for pdf CD2.1 Affordable Housing [41.86KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.2 Open Space [108.1KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.3 Ecologist [149.65KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.4 CIL Officer [2.35KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.5 United Utilities [543.35KB]

CD2.6 Not used

Icon for pdf CD2.7 LCC Historic Environment Team [264.1KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.8 LCC Lead Local Flood Authority [170.47KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.9 LCC Education [554.18KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.10 Design Out Crime Officer-Lancashire Constabulary [162.13KB]

Icon for pdf CD2.11 Lancashire County Council Education Services Updated Assessment [527.73KB]

Section CD3 Application Decision Making 

Icon for pdf CD3.1 Committee Report [673.33KB]

Icon for pdf CD3.2 Committee Report Addendum (LCC Highways) [4.41MB]

Icon for pdf CD3.3 Decision Notice [152.96KB]

Section CD4 Additional Application Documents Submitted Post-Determination

Icon for pdf CD4.1 Appeal Forms [66.69KB]

Icon for pdf CD4.1 Great Crested Newt Presence and Absence Survey [597.29KB]

Icon for pdf CD4.3 Transport Assessment Addendum [2.74MB]

Icon for pdf CD4.4 Education Impact Assessment Reports & Appendices [2.73MB]

Icon for pdf CD4.5 BNE3.6 Safeguarded Land Masterplan [3.45MB]

Section CD5 National Planning Policy and Guidance

Icon for pdf CD5.1 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) [552.05KB]

Icon for pdf CD5.2 Planning Practice Guidance: Consultation and pre-decision matters [464.34KB]

Icon for pdf CD5.3 Planning Practice Guidance: Determining a planning application [232.44KB]

Icon for pdf CD5.4 Planning Practice Guidance: Housing and economic assessment [332.37KB]

Icon for pdf CD5.5 Planning Practice Guidance: Housing supply and delivery [335.04KB]

Icon for pdf CD5.6 National Model Design Code [6.72MB]

Icon for pdf CD5.7 Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 [1.44MB]

CD5.8 Not used

Icon for pdf CD5.9 Housing White Paper: Fixing our broken housing market [9.45MB]

Icon for pdf CD5.10 Planning Practice Guidance: Plan making [487.14KB]

Icon for pdf CD5.11 Planning White Paper: Planning for the Future [4.1MB]

Icon for pdf CD5.12 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) [869.99KB]

Icon for pdf CD5.13 Housing Delivery Test: 2020 Measurement Technical note [338.27KB]

Section CD6 Local Planning Policy, Guidance and Evidence

Icon for pdf CD6.1 Central Lancashire Core Strategy (2012) [7.46MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.2 Chorley Local Plan (2012-2026) [7.88MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.3 Chorley Local Plan 2015 Policies Map [7.87MB]

CD6.4 Not used

Icon for pdf CD6.5 Central Lancashire Local Plan Issues and Options Main Consultation Paper [2.02MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.6 Central Lancashire Local Development Scheme [216.26KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.7 Central Lancashire Local Plan: Issues and Options Consultation (2019) Chorley Council Elected Members Comments on Site Suggestions [387.48KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.8 Emerging Local Plan - Site suggestions in Chisnall [1.61MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.9 Memorandum of Understanding and Statement of Co-operation (MOU1) [138.56KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.10 Memorandum of Understanding and Statement of Co-operation 2 (MOU2) [1000.56KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.11 Report on Planning Matters by Director of Planning and Development, Chorley Council [500.91KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.12 Chorley Local Plan Inspector's Partial Report [5.43MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.13 Chorley Five Year Housing Supply Statement (May 2020) [1.39MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.14 Chorley Five Year Housing Supply Statement (updated March 2021) [902.22KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.15 Chorley Five Year Housing Supply Statement (May 2021) [458.2KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.16 Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment [1.23MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.17 North West of England Plan: Regional Spatial Strategy to 2021 [8.74MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.18 North West of England Plan Regional Spatial Strategy - Panel Report [3.58MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.19 Central Lancashire Core Strategy Inspector's Report [164.59KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.20 Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2017) [3.85MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.21 Central Lancashire Housing Study [792.04KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.22 An Analysis of Chorley's Functional Economic Area [3.18MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.23 Housing Land Monitoring Report (2021) [1.79MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.24 Report to Full Council Meeting (25 February 2020) - Adoption of Central Lancashire Memorandum of Understanding [651.81KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.25 Chorley Borough Council: Planning Proof of Evidence (Pear Tree Lane, Euxton) [402.74KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.26 2016 Committee Report on Application Ref: 16/00489/OUTMAJ (Pear Tree Lane, Euxton) [879.45KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.27 South Northamptonshire Council - Housing Land Availability Study April 2016 [1.32MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.28 South Northamptonshire Council - Housing Land Availability Study April 2020 [1.44MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.29 Lichfields Start to Finish 2nd Ed. (2020) [739.22KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.30 Memorandum of Understanding and Statement of Co-operation 2 and Statement of Common Ground (MOU2) [967.45KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.31 Central Lancashire Economic Regeneration Strategy 2026 [668.84KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.32 Minutes of Central Lancashire Strategic Planning Joint Advisory Committee (22nd June 2021) [313.41KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.33 Proof of Evidence of Nick Ireland (Appeal Ref: APP/F2360/W/19/3234070) [1.61MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.34 Report On The Examination Into The West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan [1.7MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.35 West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan (Part 1) [16.95MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.36 South Northamptonshire Council - Housing Land Availability Study April 2017 [1.21MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.37 Chorley Corporate Strategy - 2019/20 - 2021/22 [637.31KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.38 Chorley Housing Strategy - 2019 - 2024 [284.27KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.39 Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2009) [3.17MB]

Icon for pdf CD6.40 Five Year Land Supply Statement 2017 [913.82KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.41 Five Year Land Supply Statement 2018 [849.78KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.42 Five Year Land Supply Statement 2019 [879.84KB]

Icon for pdf CD6.43 Proof of Evidence of Melissa Kurihara (Appeal Ref. APP/D2320/W/17/3173275) [1022.75KB]

Section CD7 Supplementary Planning Documents

Icon for pdf CD7.1 Central Lancashire Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document [796.02KB]

Icon for pdf CD7.2 Central Lancashire Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Supplementary Planning Document [622.17KB]

Icon for pdf CD7.3 Central Lancashire Employment Skills Supplementary Planning Document [391.52KB]

Icon for pdf CD7.4 Central Lancashire Core Strategy Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document [2.98MB]

Icon for pdf CD7.5 Open Space and Playing Pitch Supplementary Planning Document [342.35KB]

Section CD8 Not in use

Section CD9 Relevant Case Law, Appeal and SoS Decisions

Icon for pdf CD9.1 Land at Pear Tree Lane, Euxton, Chorley APP/D2320/W/20/3247136 [362.03KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.2 Land at Chain House Lane, South Ribble APP/F2360/W/19/3234070 [210.71KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.3 Land to the South of Chain House Lane, Whitestake APP/F2360/W/19/3234070 [185.55KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.4 Land at Cardwell Farm, Barton APP/N2345/W/20/3258889 [211.99KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.5 Land north of Aylesbury Road, Buckinghamshire APP/J0405/W/16/3158833 [289.39KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.6 Land off Westminster Drive, Dunsville, Doncaster APP/F4410/W/16/3158500 [296.67KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.7 Land south of Kislingbury Road, Rothersthorpe APP/Z2830/W/18/3206346 [183.47KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.8 Land South of Oakridge, Highnam, Gloucester APP/G1630/W/17/3184272 [530.9KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.9 Land off Ashmead Drive, Gotherington APP/G1630/W/20/3256319 [257.41KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.10 Land east of Waters Lane, Middleton Cheney APP/Z2830/W/20/3261483 [310.9KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.11 Land off the A38, Coombe Hill, Gloucestershire APP/G1630/W/20/3257625 [322.58KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.12 Tewkesbury Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities Housing and Local Government & Ors [2019] EWHC 1775 [266.76KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.13 Wainhomes (North West Limited) and SOSHCLG and SRBC [2020] EWHC 2994 (Admin) CO/234/2020 [327.12KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.15 Gallagher Estates Ltd & Anor v Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWHC 1283 (Admin) CO/17668/2013 [406.26KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.16 Bloor Homes East Midlands Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2014] EWHC 754 (Admin) CO/2334/2013 [535.13KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.17 Monkhill Ltd v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Anor (Rev 1) [2021] EWCA Civ 74 C1/2019/1955/QBACF [318.53KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.18 Rascals Farm, Shipley Road, Southwater APP/Z3825/W/20/3257700 [316.54KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.19 Wavendon Properties Ltd vs. SoS HCLG & Milton Keynes Council [2019] EWHC 1524 (Admin) CO/200/2019 [606.63KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.20 Land at Pear Tree Lane, Euxton, Chorley APPD2320/W/17/3173275 [225.21KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.21 Suffolk Coastal DC v Hopkins Homes Ltd & Richborough Estates Partnership LLP v Cheshire East BC [2017] UKSC 37; [2017] 1 W.L.R. 1865 [340.91KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.22 Hallam Land Management Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1808 C1/2017/3339 [273.55KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.23 Roundhouse Farm, Land Off Bullens Green Lane, Colney Heath APP/B1930/W/20/3265925; APP/C1950/W/20/3265926 [357.11KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.24 Money Hill, Land North Of Wood Street, Ashby-De-La-Zouch APP/G2435/A/14/2228806 [605.55KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.25 Land off Audlem Road, Stapeley, Nantwich and Land off Peter De Stapeleigh Way, Nantwich APP/R0660/A/13/2197532; APP/R0660/A/13/2197529 [1.3MB]

Icon for pdf CD9.26 Land to the North of Bigsby Road, Retford APP/A3010/W/20/3265803 [288.17KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.27 Oxford Brooks University Campus, Wheatley APP/Q3115/W/19/3230827 [1.12MB]

Icon for pdf CD9.28 Land Parcel 0088, Willow Bank Road, Alderton [215.25KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.29 Land Parcel 0088, Willow Bank Road, Alderton. Council Closing Statement [314.47KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.30 Land Parcel 0088, Willow Bank Road, Alderton. Appellant Closing Statement [150.34KB]

Icon for pdf CD9.31 Land south of Heath Lane, Codicote SG4 8YL [338.77KB]

Section CD10 Other Core Documents and Correspondence

Icon for pdf CD10.1 Statement of case on behalf of the Lea Hough and Co 2018-087 [375.8KB]

Icon for pdf CD10.2 Statement of case on behalf of Council [839.7KB]

Icon for pdf CD10.3 Planning SoCG between Lea Hough and Chorley Council [336.95KB]

Icon for pdf CD10.4 Housing Land Supply SoCG between Lea Hough and Chorley Council [247.96KB]

Icon for pdf CD10.5 Highways SoCG between Lea Hough and Lancashire County Council [163.57KB]

Icon for pdf CD10.6 Ecology SoCG between Lea Hough and Greater Manchester Ecology Unit [475.67KB]

Icon for pdf CD10.7 Vision Document: Blainscough, Coppull [28.64MB]

Icon for pdf CD10.8 Email Correspondence between Appellant and Council on Housing Land Supply Requirement [129.41KB]

Icon for pdf CD10.9 Planning Inspectorate Screening Direction dated 23 July 2021 [109.82KB]

Section CD11 Miscellaneous Documents

Icon for pdf CD11.1 The People and Nature Survey for England: Monthly interim indicators for April 2021 [549.72KB]

Icon for pdf CD11.2 Improving access to greenspace: A new review for 2020 [1.18MB]

Icon for pdf CD11.3 Economic Footprint of House Building in England and Wales [17.1MB]

Icon for pdf CD11.4 Labour Market Profile - Chorley [1.17MB]

Icon for pdf CD11.5 Appendix JS7 - Chorley's Affordable Housing Five Year Supply Analysis - 2021/22 to 2025/26 [970.67KB]

Icon for pdf CD11.6 - Request for Planning Appeals in Chorley and Preston to be Recovered by the Secretary of State [93.54KB]

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