Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan

What's happening? 

On Friday 9 November, the day after the positive referendum result, the Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan became part of the statutory Development Plan for Pendle. From this date the policies in the Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan are a consideration when determining planning applications within the Parish of Trawden Forest. The plan was formally made (adopted) at a meeting of Pendle Council on 26 March 2019.

What has happened so far

Trawden Forest Parish Council submitted a formal written notification to Pendle Council in July 2016 stating its intention to prepare a neighbourhood plan. 

A public consultation was held between 22 July 2016 and 19 August 2016 to give people a chance to consider and comment on the proposed boundary for the neighbourhood plan area. Five responses were received the majority supporting the designation of the plan area.   

At the meeting of the Council's Executive on Thursday 25 August 2016 it was resolved that the Parish area for Trawden Forest be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning. The public notice confirming the designation can be viewed below. 

Trawden Forest Parish Council carried out a number of informal consultation exercises to help formulate the Neighbourhood Plan for the parish.

A public consultation of the Pre Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan was carried out between Monday 27 November 2017 and Monday 8 January 2018. This consultation gave members of the public and other interested parties to comment on the draft plan.

Trawden Forest Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Pendle Council for Examination on 6 February 2018. A public consultation on the Submission Plan took plan between Friday 23 February 2018 and Friday 6 April 2018. The Submission Plan, its accompanying documents and all comments received to the public consultation were sent to the Examiner appointed to carry out an independent examination of the plan. 

The Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan successfully progressed through its Examination. At the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 25 September it was agreed to accept the modifications to the plan as recommended by the Examiner and allow the plan to proceed to a Referendum vote.  

The Referendum was held on Thursday 8 November 2018 and the Neighbourhood Plan was approved. You can download the referendum results. You can also download the Notice of Referendum and the Notice of Poll. The Plan was formally made (adopted) by Pendle Council on 26 February 2019.

Further details can be found on the Trawden Forest Parish Council website.  

Documents to Download


Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan (Final Version)

Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (Regulation 19 and 20)


Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version)

Referendum Information Statement (including information for voters)

Referendum Information Statement


Examiner's Report for the Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan 

Decision Statement (Regulation 18(2))


Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version)

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement

SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) and HRA (Habitats Regulation Assessment) Screening Report

Neighbourhood Area

Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Area Proposal

Neighbourhood Area Map

Notice of designation of the Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan Area

Consultation comments on the Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Area proposal