The Statutory Development Plan
The Statutory Development Plan for Pendle provides a framework for the long-term development and conservation of land within the borough. It sets out the policies and proposals for the use of land, for example for specific development uses or for protection.
Decisions on planning applications submitted to Pendle Council are made in accordance with the Statutory Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. The Planning System aims to ensure that development provides the most efficient, effective and sustainable use of land in the public interest.
The Statutory Development Plan in Pendle currently comprises the following individual plans:
- The Replacement Pendle Local Plan (Adopted 2006) (all policies saved on 21st April 2009 - see Direction Letter) - to be replaced by the new Pendle Local Plan
- Bradley Area Action Plan Development Plan Document (Adopted 2011)
- The Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan
These documents explain what type of development will normally be allowed and where. They will be used in the determination of planning applications where they are in conformity with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).