The local plan and planning policy
The Local Plan sets out policies for the development and protection of land. It shows how and where new development will take place over the next 15 years.
- Pendle Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy (Adopted 2015)
- View an interactive version of the Proposals Map
- Pendle Local Plan (Fourth Edition) (in preparation)
The Local Plan forms part of the Development Plan for Pendle, together with these documents:
- 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 (prepared by Lancashire County Council) (Adopted 2009/2013)
- The Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan (Adopted 2018)
- The Barrowford Neighbourhood Plan (Adopted 2019)
- The Kelbrook and Sough Neighbourhood Plan (Adopted 2022)
The policies in these documents explain what type of development will normally be allowed and where. They are used by planning officers to help decide planning applications, where they are in conformity with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
The webpages in the Planning Policy section are divided up into five key areas:
- Development Plan Documents (DPDs) - these are the key documents in the Local Plan - they contain the local set of planning policies
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) - these provide additional detail about a certain subject or location
- Evidence Base Documents - these provide information about why the policies in the Local Plan are needed
- Process Documents - these consider the timetable for the Local Plan and how the community will be involved
- Neighbourhood Plans - these are prepared by the local Parish Council and are used to help decide planning applications in their area
Our Framework Newsletter provides up-to-date information on planning policy and the Local Plan.
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Additional sources of information
Useful websites providing additional information on Local Plans and planning policy include: