Hyndburn Borough Council

Hyndburn Borough Council

Planning in Hyndburn

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The construction of new buildings or a fundamental change of use of land or buildings will, in most cases, require planning permission. These pages will provide you with all the information you need regarding planning.

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    Hyndburn's Local Development Framework.

    Further information and contact details for the individual teams are available by selecting the links below -

    Development Management

    Development Control PlansThe Development Management section deals with all planning and other types of applications including housing and commercial developments, changes of use, house extensions, advertisements, alterations to listed buildings and works to protected trees.

    See further information on Development Management in Hyndburn.

    Planning Policy

    PolicyPlanning policies shape how places will be developed in the future. The Local Plan is currently used to guide the day-to-day planning decisions and explains what type of development will normally be allowed and where.

    See further information on Planning Policy in Hyndburn

    Building Control

    Hard Hat

    Building Control regulates the way buildings are actually constructed, to ensure that they are safe and fit for use. It also achieves other objectives, such as energy efficiency and access for disabled people.

    About 450 applications are dealt with each year, ranging in size from massive new warehouses to modest attic conversions.

    See further information on Building Control in Hyndburn


    Engineering plansThe Engineering department has responsibility for Flood Risk Management, the regulation of demolition, off-street parking enforcement, bus shelters, street name plates, amenity lighting, the validation of postal addresses and street naming.

    See further information on Engineering in Hyndburn

    Tree Management in Hyndburn

    TreesFind details relating to the protection of trees through Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas, information relating to trees on council property, advice on how to look after your trees, and information and advice on problem high hedges.

    See further information on Tree Management in Hyndburn

    Built Heritage in Hyndburn

    Town HallBuilt Heritage covers Listed Buildings as well as other formal designations including Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Conservation Areas.

    It also covers local heritage interest recognised as locally listed buildings or included on the Historic Environment Record.

    See further information on Built Heritage in Hyndburn

    The Planning Portal

    Planning PortalWelcome to the Planning Portal - the UK online planning and building regulations resource.

    Use this site to learn about planning and building regulations, apply for planning permission, appeal against a decision and find out about development near you.

    Access the Planning Portal

    Neighbourhood Planning in Hyndburn

    The Localism Act 2011 introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development by coming together to prepare Neighbourhood Plans and Neighbourhood Development Orders.

    See Further information on Neighbourhood Planning in Hyndburn