Neighbourhood planning

Colne Neighbourhood Plan

What's happening?

***Informal Public Consultation***

Colne Town Council has prepared a draft Neighbourhood Plan and an informal public consultation is now underway to get feedback from local residents and businesses. 

Drop-in sessions are being held as part of a mini roadshow which is taking place across Colne - see details below:

  • Wednesday, 16 May 2018 : 10.00 am – 12.00 pm at Colne Town Hall
  • Saturday, 19 May 2018: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at Primet Community Centre
  • Monday, 21 May 2018: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Colne Town Hall
  • Tuesday, 29 May 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Colne Town Hall
  • Saturday, 2 June 2018: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Colne Market Hall
  • Thursday, 7 June 2018:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Colne Cricket Club

At each session Councillor Sarah Cockburn-Price, Chair of the Working Group, will be available to chat about the emerging neighbourhood plan.

You can also look at a copy of The Colne Plan on the Town Council website at:

The informal public consultation finishes on Saturday 30th June 2018.

What's already happened?

Colne Town Council has submitted a formal written notification to Pendle Council stating its intention to prepare a neighbourhood plan. 

A public consultation was held between Friday 14th October 2016 and Friday 11th November 2016 giving people a chance to consider and comment on the proposed boundary for the neighbourhood plan area. Nine responses were received by the Council to the consultation with the majority supporting the designation of the plan area. The comments are available to view below.  

At the meeting of the Council's Executive on Thursday 17th November 2016 it was resolved that the Town Council area for Colne be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning. The public notice confirming the designation can be viewed below.

The Town Council can now start the formal process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. Further details of their progress can be found on the Colne Town Council website.

Documents to Download

Notice of designation of the Colne Neighbourhood Plan Area

Consultation comments on the Colne Neighbourhood Area proposal

Colne Neighbourhood Area Proposal