Have your say on a new Local Plan for Pendle

Published Friday, 12th February 2021

We are preparing a new Local Plan for Pendle, and want you to get involved and help shape the future of the area

 A six-week public consultation is underway giving residents, businesses and other interested groups an opportunity to influence development in Pendle up to 2030. A series of online consultation events are being held to help people to get more information about the Plan. 

Once the Plan is approved, the policies and site allocations will guide where developments can take place over the next nine years.

The policies deal with important issues such as:

  • addressing climate change
  • providing a variety of homes to meet local needs
  • protecting the best of the natural and built environment
  • supporting new and growing businesses so people can work locally to minimise commuting
  • encouraging good design
  • managing change in our town centres
  • improving health and wellbeing

Housing targets

In response to changes in national planning policy, the draft Plan includes a new annual housing target for Pendle.

The proposal is to reduce the number of new homes to be built each year from 298 to 240.

The 12 housing sites highlighted in the Plan will meet this requirement in full, together with a mixed-use site in Barnoldswick and a site for custom and self-build housing in Nelson.

Five additional Greenfield sites are also included in the draft Plan. These sites will only be developed if the number of new homes being built each year falls below required levels.

Meanwhile, an extension of the successful West Craven Business Park, north of Earby, addresses the borough’s need for employment land.

This compliments the extension to Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson which was included in the Local Plan Part 1.

To help stop the spread of Covid-19, all consultation events will take place online.

View the consultation documents and supporting evidence, register for a consultation event and make comments

All comments must be received by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 6 April 2021.