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Wednesday, 08 May 2024

Local Development Scheme 2024-2026

The latest version of the Local Development Scheme (LDS) was approved at Full Councils in April of 2024. The document can be accessed here.

The three Central Lancashire Authorities remain absolutely committed to the delivery of the new Local Plan under the existing statutory planning regime and we intend to meet the deadlines of submission of our Central Lancashire Local Plan by 30th June 2025 and adoption by 31st December 2026. The newest LDS sets out how these deadlines will be met.

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in previous consultations and look forward to your continued engagement with the plan-making process moving forward. Proposed dates for the next consultation can be found within the new LDS.

For more information about the National Government’s proposed changes to plan-making, please see their consultation website here.

Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Thank You - Preferred Options Stage 1 Consultation

Consultation Now Closed

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Preferred Options Stage 1 Consultation and Call for Sites 4 that closed on the 26th February. We are in the process of reviewing all the comments received and continuing with our site assessments as we progress towards a Preferred Options Stage 2 Consultation. We do not have a time frame for this yet but keep an eye on the website for updates.

N.B As the consultation period has ended we are unable to accept any further representations at this time.


Thursday, 01 December 2022

Evidence base update

A number of key evidence base documents have recently been agreed by the three councils and added to the website. These included the following:

  • The new Central Lancashire Housing Study - NB this replaces all previous housing studies for the area.
  • The Green Belt Designations Study
  • The Lanscape Designations Study
  • An update to the Employment Land Review for Central Lancashire
  • Central Lancashire Density Review study


Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Issues and Options Outcome Report

Our Central Lancashire Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation Outcome Report

The Central Lancashire Local Plan Issues and Options consultation ran for 12 weeks from Monday 18th November 2019 until Friday 14th February 2020. The consultation was in the form of an Issues and Options Document, supported by a series of detailed Annexes, 4 of which contained information on the site suggestions received for each of the 3 Councils. 

We received over 1,600 responses to this consultation which have been logged and reviewed by the Central Lancashire Local Plan team.  The responses received have been used in the preparation of a consultation outcomes report, and will be used to help develop the Preferred Options Document.

Alongside the main questionnaire a youth questionnaire was completed receiving over 600 responses  the findings have been published in a separate report here.

Updated on 02 August 2018