Local plan

Replacement Pendle local plan

The Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016) (RPLP) was formally adopted by the Council on 18th May 2006 and replaces the previous Pendle Local Plan (1991-2001).

View an interactive version of the Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016) including the proposals map. (Now including the Bradley Area Action Plan).

Changes to the Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016):

Please be aware that not all the policies in the Replacement Local Plan still apply due to the adoption of the following documents. In addition, there have been changes to the proposals map. 

1) Adoption of the Bradley Area Action Plan

The Bradley Area Action Plan Development Plan Document was adopted by Pendle Council on Thursday 30th June 2011. This new planning document forms part of the Statutory Development Plan for Pendle.

The Bradley AAP sets out a number of new planning policies for the 'Bradley Priority Area'; a regeneration area which covers a large part of the Bradley ward in Nelson. Some of the designations in the Pendle Local Plan have been replaced by new designations and allocations in the Bradley AAP. View the Bradley AAP. The Interactive Local Plan Map include all the Bradley AAP designations.

2) Adoption of the Core Strategy

The new Pendle Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy was adopted by Pendle Council on Thursday 17th December 2015. This new plan replaces some of the policies in the Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016). However, some policies in the RPLP still form part of the Statutory Development Plan. Appendix C of the Core Strategy provides a list of those policies which are still extant. You can find out more on the Core Strategy page.  

The Adopted Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016)

The Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016) was formally adopted by the Full Council on Thursday 18th May 2006.

The RPLP is available for inspection at Number One Market Street, Nelson and all other Council shops and public libraries across the borough, during their normal opening hours.

Hard copies of the plan (including maps) are available to purchase from the Planning Policy and Conservation Team at a cost of £40.

Written Statement (the policies)

View a PDF version of the Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016) (Written Statement)

Proposals Map (interactive only)

View the interactive version of the proposals map

Saved Policies

On the 21st April 2009 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CLG) issued a direction under paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Act 2004. This direction confirmed that all the policies in the Replacement Pendle Local Plan (2001-2016) are saved until such a time that they are replaced by policies in Development Plan Documents (DPDs) as part of the new Local Plan.

View a copy of the Secretary of State's direction.

Inspector's Report

The full Inspector's Report following the Public Inquiry into outstanding objections to the Re-deposit Plan is available to view here. The report contains binding recommendations which have been included in the adopted Replacement Local Plan (2001-2016)

Inspector's Report

The Inspectors Report is also available to purchase at a price of £40.