Colne Neighbourhood Plan

Colne Neighbourhood Plan Examination


On 8 August 2022, Colne Town Council formally submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Pendle Council.

A public consultation, held between Friday 2 September and Monday 17 October 2022, gave residents, businesses and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the final draft of the Colne Neighbourhood Plan. 

The comments received in response to this public consultation will be considered by an independent examiner.

The Examination

Independent examiner Mr Andrew Ashcroft BA (Hons) MA, DMS, MRTPI has been appointed by Pendle Council to carry out the examination of the plan.

The Examination has started.

The purpose of the examination is to test whether the draft neighbourhood plan, submitted for examination, meets the basic conditions, and other matters set out in paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

The independent examiner is not testing the soundness of a neighbourhood plan or examining other material considerations. 

There is more information on neighbourhood plans and the examination process on the GOV.UK website.

Examiner's Report

We have received the Examiner's Report.

Programme Officer

You should not contact the examiner directly. All correspondence relating to the neighbourhood plan examination should be sent to our Programme Officer:

  • by emailing
  • by telephoning 01282 661708
  • by writing to Jill Bailey, Programme Officer, Colne Neighbourhood Plan Examination, Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LG

Examination Library

The Examination Library is a list of documents submitted as part of, or produced during, the Examination. The list of documents will go live once the Examination has started. 

Examination Library Document List (last updated 22 March 2023)

List of Representations

List of Examination Documents