The Central Lancashire Strategic Planning Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) is made-up of members from Chorley, Preston and South Ribble Councils. They are responsible for scrutinising and deciding on the Local Plan, considering proposals, debating key issues, and endorsing or challenging elements of the plan at their discretion.
Responsibility to Chair meetings rotates between councillors, as does the venue between each council. Contacts for either venue can be found below. The next meetings of the JAC will be held:
Monday 4th December 2023, 6:30pm at Chorley Town Hall
Wednesday 7th February 2024, 6:30pm at VENUE TBC
Thursday 28th March 2024, 6:30pm at VENUE TBC,
Committee meeting minutes and agendas can be accessed on the link below for each council.
The agreed terms of reference for the JAC are as follows:
To make recommendations to Chorley, Preston and South Ribble Councils regarding the content, including document preparation timetabling, of the Local Development schemes covering Central Lancashire.
To consider and examine issues relating to the production of a Joint Core Strategy for Central Lancashire and to make recommendations to the above Councils regarding the content and development of the Joint Core Strategy.
To make recommendations to the above Councils regarding future plan making associated with the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Joint Core Strategy and other relevant documents in the Local Development Scheme.
To keep under review plans and policies prepared by Chorley, Preston and South Ribble Councils (the Local Planning Authorities) and Lancashire County Council Relating to the strategic planning of Central Lancashire as a whole with particular emphasis on such matters in which the area is self-contained and to make recommendations to each Local Planning Authority and the County Council on necessary amendments or alterations thereto.
To keep under review the evidence base relating to strategic planning matters (including relevant housing, economic, transport and environmental research) affecting Central Lancashire and make recommendations to each Local Planning Authority and the County Council on the commissioning of appropriate research to ensure that any such evidence base is kept up to date.
To monitor and report to each Local Planning Authority and the County Council on the effective delivery of strategic development as defined in S33 (A) (4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) to ensure compliance with the duty to co-operate and specifically concerning the provision of new housing, new employment opportunities, the economic health of city and town centres, sustainable transport and the provision of infrastructure.
To keep under review and make recommendations to each Local Planning Authority on the Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule and Infrastructure List.
To make recommendations on the delivery of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal II.