Preferred Options

The Councils are progressing towards publishing the next stage of the Local Plan, Regulation 18, where consultation on Preferred Options can take place.

 

This consultation will run for 10 weeks from 18:00hrs Monday 19th December 2022 until 23:59hrs Friday 24th February 2023.

The Preferred Options Consultation will be undertaken in two parts; Part One is the next step in preparing a new local plan for Central Lancashire and outlines where development will be focussed and how the natural environment will be protected. The purpose of the consultation is to invite views about the emerging Central Lancashire Local Plan to ensure that it meets local needs and aspirations. Both parts of the Preferred Options Consultation will be undertaken under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. While the Part One consultation document takes into account evidence and engagement undertaken to date, it is not the final version of the Local plan. The full draft version of the new Local Plan will be made available during the Part Two consultation period (anticipated to be Summer 2023).

During this Part One stage we are consulting on the direction of emerging policies, development requirements for housing and employment, and potential site allocations for these uses. The Part Two consultation document will comprise a full suite of draft policies, both strategic and development management (non-strategic) policies, in addition to proposed allocations for all land uses. It will also set out the infrastructure that will be required to support the growth that is planned for Central Lancashire.

Effective and on-going joint working is integral to the production of a positively prepared and justified planning strategy; accordingly the three Central Lancashire local planning authorities consider a single joint local plan as being the most effective way to address the area’s strategic priorities and cross boundary issues. The Central Lancashire Local Plan (when adopted) will replace the Central Lancashire Core Strategy (2012), the Chorley Local Plan (2015), the Preston Local Plan (2015), the Preston City Centre Plan (2016), and the South Ribble Local Plan (2015).

This is an opportunity for you to submit your comments regarding the emerging Local Plan; representations are encouraged online by the deadline (Friday 24th February 2023). Following this, responses will be analysed, reported on, and used to inform the Part Two Consultation planned for Summer 2023.

You can give us your views here: https://centrallocalplan.citizenspace.com. You can also go to your local library to look at this consultation and get assistance to respond online.  NB please note due to printing issues documents will be at deposit points from later afternoon Tuesday 20th December. We will also be holding several drop-in events across the three boroughs. For more information about events where you can come and talk to us please see the details below for each area our or contact the Central Lancashire Local Plan team on 01257 515555.

Chorley

Chorley

Adlington and Anderton

Tuesday

17/01/2023

3:30 – 6:30pm

Adlington & District Community Centre

Chorley

Buckshaw and Whittle

Thursday

19/01/2023

4-7pm

Whittle le Woods Community Hall

Chorley

Chorley East

Thursday

9/02/2023

4-7pm

Scout Centre

Chorley

Chorley North and Astley

Thursday

5/01/2023

4-7pm

St Joseph’s Parish Centre

Chorley

Chorley North East

Thursday

2/02/2023

4-7pm

Heapey and Wheelton Village Hall

Chorley

Chorley North East

Wednesday

4/01/2023

4-7pm

Abbey Village School

Chorley

Chorley North West

Wednesday

21/12/2022

1-4pm

Union Street Offices

Chorley

Chorley South East and Heath Charnock

Monday

16/01/2023

4-7pm

St Georges CE Primary

Chorley

Chorley South West

Monday

20/02/2023

4-7pm

Eaves Green Community Centre

Chorley

Clayton East, Brindle and Hoghton

Thursday

26/01/2023

4:30-7pm

Brindle Community Hall

Chorley

Clayton West and Cuerden

Monday

13/02/2023

4-7pm

Lancaster Lane Primary School

Chorley

Coppull

Tuesday

7/02/2023

4-7pm

Coppull Library

Chorley

Croston, Mawdesley and Euxton South

Tuesday

10/01/2023

5-7:30pm

Mawdesley Village Hall

Chorley

Croston, Mawdesley and Euxton South

Wednesday

15/02/2023

4-7pm

Bishops High School

Chorley

Eccleston, Heskin and Charnock Richard

Thursday

12/01/2023

4-7pm

Eccleston Library

Chorley

Eccleston, Heskin and Charnock Richard

Monday

23/01/2023

4-7pm

Charnock Richard Football Club

Chorley

Euxton

Wednesday

1/02/2023

4-7pm

Euxton Methodist Church Hall

Preston

 

LPA

Ward/
Community Hubs

Weekday

Date

Time

Venue

Preston

City Centre

 

Monday

9/01/2023

11-2pm

Preston Markets

 

Preston

City Centre

Thursday

12/01/2023

4-7pm

Town Hall, Lancaster Road

 

Preston

North West

Wednesday

18/01/2023

4-7pm

Preston Grasshoppers

Preston

Ashton&Lea

Thursday

02/02/2023

4-7pm

St Christopher’s Church Lea

 

Preston

Fulwood/Redscar

 

Thursday

26/01/2023

4-7pm

Norman Jepson

 

South Ribble

LPA

Ward/
Community Hubs

Weekday

Date

Time

Venue

South Ribble

Leyland

Thursday

12/01/2023

2- 6pm

Civic Centre

 

 

South Ribble

Eastern

Wednesday

01/02/2023

1-3pm and 5-7pm

Canberra Club

 

 

South Ribble

Penwortham

Monday

16/01/2023

1-3pm and 5-7pm

Penwortham Arts Centre

 

South Ribble

Western

Thursday

26/01/2023

1-3pm and 5-7pm

Longton Library

 

 

South Ribble

Bamber Bridge. Lostock Hall & Walton Le Dale

Wednesday

25/01/2023

1-3pm and 5-7pm

Bamber Bridge Methodist Church

 

A survey for you to respond to these is also available online here: https://centrallocalplan.citizenspace.com/planning/part-one-preferred-options-consultation

Alternatively, you can send your answers to the questions via email to: CentralLancashirePlan@chorley.gov.uk

Or respond in writing to:

Part One Preferred Options Consultation

Central Lancashire Local Plan Team

Civic Offices

Union Street

Chorley

PR7 1AL

 

You can submit your response until 23.59 hours on Friday 24th February 2023. Please note that by taking part in this consultation you are giving permission for us (as data controller) or third parties acting on our behalf (as data processors) to collect and process the personal information you provide as part of the consultation. By participating you also consent for us to publish your responses in full or in part (excluding any personally identifiable information).

 

We are also now inviting new site submissions (the fourth Call for Sites) alongside the Part One Preferred Options Consultation. Please see our webpage for details regarding the submission process: Call for Sites 4 - Central Lancashire Local Plan - Citizen Space

Please note previously submitted sites for the same use will not be accepted. The Central Lancashire Local Plan team can help identify whether land has been submitted previously. Please contact the team for further assistance.


The main Documents can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Consultation Relevant Documents or Links
The Preferred Options Part 1Consultation Paper Main consultation paper (for an in-depth look at the complete consultation)
Site Selection Process Site Selection Process
Site profile Chorley Chorley 
Site Profiles Preston Preston
Site Profiles South Ribble South Ribble
Integrated Assessment Main Document Main report 
Integrated Assessment Appendix A Appendix A
IA Appendix B part 1 Preston Appendix B 
IA Appendix b part 2 South Ribble sites Appendix B South Ribble
A Appendix b part 3 Chorley  sites Appendix B Chorley
Updated on 06 January 2023