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Monday, 18 November 2019

Issues and Options Consultation Launched (NOW CLOSED)


Our Central Lancashire Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation

The Central Lancashire Authorities of Preston City, South Ribble and Chorley are undertaking a review of the development plan(s) for the area and are working towards the preparation of a Joint Local Plan for Central Lancashire. This will be a single Planning document containing the Council’s vision and objectives. It will set strategic and local development management policies and site allocations for future development across the three authorities.

Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide the future growth and development in the Central Lancashire area and replace the Central Lancashire Core Strategy (adopted in 2012) and the Local Plans/Site Allocations and Development Management Policies of the 3 Central Lancashire Authorities (all adopted 2015).

We are now consulting on the first document to be prepared which will help to shape the policies developed in the Local Plan. This is called the 'Central Lancashire Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation'.

We are also calling for a third round of Call for Sites submissions, a Call for Sites - Part 3, in which you can submit sites to use for homes, jobs or other uses.

Got any questions about the Local Plan before take part? We might have answered them already in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

There are many ways for stakeholders and residents to get involved and find out more:

>> When you're ready to take part, visit our consultation survey on our dedicated consultation website >>

(We also have a survey for young people aged 11-21, asking them about their priorities for their area and what matters most to them, find that here)

The consultation runs from Monday 18th November 2019 until Friday 14th February 2020.


Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Memorandum of Understanding and Statement of Co-Operation

We ran a two-week consultation on the provision and distribution of housing land following the outcomes of the Central Lancashire Housing study.

It is proposed to do this through a Joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Statement of Co-operation (SOC) which will be adopted by all three Councils. Upon adoption, the Councils will work together to monitor housing completions and five-year housing land supply positions against these requirements.

Find out more about the proposals and review the study on our relevant consultation page.

This consultation ran from Friday 1st November until Friday 15th November 2019 (at 23:59).

After feedback from residents and stakeholders we launched a second run of this consultation in order to invite further representations.

The consultation is now live again from Monday 9th December until Monday 13th January 2020.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Central Lancashire Developer Forum

The next chapter of the Local Plan is emerging, the Issues and Options Consultation. Alongside this we are looking to organise the formal establishment of a Central Lancashire Developer Forum.

At this stage we are only inviting expressions of interest from all consultants, developers, registered providers and architects interested in the development of the Local Plan in Central Lancashire as representatives of their respective organsiations.

To find out more and receive details on how to express your interest as an organisation, please email the Central Lancashire team at

Please note: members of the public, parish councils or other community stakeholder groups will be engaged in the consultation during the Issues and Options stage, details for how to consult with us then as a member of these groups will be available on our website, where a face-to-face drop-ins timetable and consultation survey will be launched.

EDIT: 07/08/19 To address enquiries as to the Issues & Options consultation; note that this is delayed from the intended July release until the autumn of 2019, alongside a 10 week consultation over the Christmas period into January 2020.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Call for Sites Update and Announcement

Call for Sites - Part 1 Update and Announcement of Part 2

The first Call for Sites closed on the 9th November 2018. We are now collating the submissions with a view to producing the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). This is the first step in developing a list of site suggestions for future development which will be included in the ‘Issues and Options’ consultation. This consultation will give all stakeholders and members of the public a chance to have their say on future development in Central Lancashire, with views sought as to the key issues affecting your area, and consideration for the sites put forward for development.

Submissions in Psrt 1 included suggestions for both the protection of existing allocated sites and proposals for development and reallocation of land across the three boroughs. Consideration has been given to allow landowners, stakeholders and the public further opportunity to submit sites to us for future development or for reallocation for a second ten-week consultation in our Part 2 of the Call for Sites.

We are relaunching the initial consultation on Monday 28th January until Monday 8th April 2019.

Please note: Sites that have already been sent to us are being assessed and do not need to be submitted again.

For details on how to get invovled and what we require from you to do so, please check our submission page. There will be a link to the submission form at the bottom of that page from Monday 28th January.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Core Strategy Monitoring Report 2018

Newly published for November: take a look at our latest Central Lancashire Core Strategy Monitoring Report for 2018.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Meeting of the Joint Advisory Committee (November)

The Central Lancashire Strategic Planning Joint Advisory Committee will meet 5.30pm tonight (Tuesday 13th November) in the Council Chamber, at the Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DP.

This is a public meeting, find out how to attend here.

The agenda for this meeting can be accessed here.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Meeting of the Joint Advisory Committee

The Central Lancashire Strategic Planning Joint Advisory Committee will meet 5.30pm tonight (Tuesday 4th September) in Room A at the Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 2RL.

This is a public meeting, find out how to attend here.

The agenda for this meeting can be accessed here.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Submit a Site: Face-to-Face

Need help completing the online form? Visit us at your nearest council office to meet one of the Central Lancashire Team for one-to-one, face-to-face assistance at one of our remaining Call for Sites drop-in sessions below:

Friday 14th September 2018 at 10:00am-12:00pm | Preston City Council, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 (to be held in 'Room B')

Friday 28th September 2018 10:00am-12:00pm | Chorley Borough Council, One-Stop-Shop, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL (to be held in 'Interview Room 1')

Thursday 18th October 2018 10:00am-12:00pm | South Ribble Borough Council, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1DH (to be held in 'Interview Room D')

Friday 2nd November 2018 10:00-12:00pm | Preston City Council, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 (to be held in 'Room B')

Monday, 20 August 2018

Call for Sites IS NOW LIVE

Our initial consultation for the Central Lancashire Local Plan Review, the Call for Sites, is now live. Find out how we are involving the public and stakeholders on the about page, and how you can submit a site and what is required on our submission page.  The consultation will be open for twelve weeks from 9:00am Friday 17th August until 11:59pm on Friday 9th November 2018.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Open Spaces Community Survey

Our Open Spaces Community Survey is now open. You can complete this survey to tell us about the open spaces you visit what you think of their quality and accessibility, how often you use them and what improvements could be made.

This study aims to examine the quality, distribution and role of open spaces in Central Lancashire. The results of this survey will be used as part of the study and will serve as a key evidence base to inform future strategic planning and decision-making processes for open space.

We have also launched a Children's Open Spaces Survey, aimed at young people in Central Lancashire that would like to get involved and have their say in shaping the future of open spaces in the region.


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Bowls Club Survey

Our Bowls Club Survey is now open. If you are a member or owner of a bowling green, bowls association or club, this survey is designed to help us understand more about your association. By answering these questions you are helping us to understand the provision for bowls in the area. The information gathered will be used for the purposes of the assessment and will not be used for any commercial purpose.


Updated on 02 August 2018