Local plan

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.  

The Local Plan contains the following documents:

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).

Our Framework Newsletter provides up-to-date information on planning policy and the Local Plan.

The webpages in the Planning Policy section are divided up into five key areas:

  1. Development Plan Documents (DPDs) - these are the key documents in the Local Plan - they contain the local set of planning policies
  2. Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) - these provide additional detail about a certain subject or location
  3. Evidence Base Documents - these provide information about why the policies in the Local Plan are needed
  4. Process Documents - these consider the timetable for the Local Plan and how the community will be involved
  5. Neighbourhood Plans - these are prepared by the local Parish Council and are used to help decide planning applications in their area

Contact database

If you want to be added to our contacts database to receive updates on the Local Plan please email: ldf@pendle.gov.uk 

We will only use the personal information you provide to prepare new planning policy documents.

If you respond to a Local Plan consultation, the Council is required to make this information available for public inspection. Personal contact details will be removed before these are included in reports, or placed on the website.

All written material held by the Council must be considered for release under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, unless falling under a statutory exemption or exception.

For further information on how we use your data please view our privacy notice.

You can request to be removed from the database at any time by emailing: ldf@pendle.gov.uk

Additional sources of information

Useful websites providing additional information on Local Plans and planning policy include: