Core Strategy

Local Plan Public Consultation Please Note: between 26 February – 8 April 2019 the Council is consulting on the next stage of its Local Plan including the Site Allocations DPD – further details are available here   Adopted Core...

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Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is a key document in support of the new Local Plan for Hyndburn. The primary purpose of the LDS is to set the timetable for the production of documents associated with the new Local Plan, however it also...

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Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the Council proposes to involve those with an interest in the future of Hyndburn in both plan making and decisions on planning applications. The Council is required to review and update...

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Private Tenants – Advice and Support

How do I find a private let? / Where to Look for Private Rented Accommodation   Local newspapers – Accrington Observer / Lancashire Evening Telegraph Local letting agents and estate agents Shop windows and boards Adverts in windows of...

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Corporate Property

Hyndburn Council has a dedicated Commercial Property section run by members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Types of property include, shops, offices, industrial units and land for residential, industrial, and grazing uses.  The...

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Energy Efficiency

Ensuring that your home is energy efficient not only reduces carbon emissions but can also save you money on your energy bills. Measures such as insulating the loft and walls of your home, installing an energy efficient boiler and installing...

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Private Landlords’ Forum

The purpose of the Landlords’ Forum is to promote consultation between the Council and private landlords who rent properties within the Borough of Hyndburn. The Forum run in partnership with the National Landlords Association (NLA)...

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Empty Homes

Empty homes are a wasted resource considering the number of people on housing waiting lists and others looking for alternative forms of affordable housing. Hyndburn Borough Council is seeking your assistance in identifying long term empty homes...

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Properties Detrimental to Amenity

The Housing and Environmental Standards Team can take action against properties which are adversely affecting the amenity because of their condition.  This can include properties with a combination of broken or boarded windows, graffiti, damage...

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Private Rented Sector

Landlord’s Responsibilities The property must be dry, safe and structurally stable.  It must have adequate heating, drainage, lighting, ventilation, toilet and bathing facilities.  It should meet minimum health and safety standards. The...

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Woodnook

A joint venture between PlaceFirst and Together Housing Group was appointed as the Council’s Lead Developer Partner for Woodnook on 11 January 2012.  Since then, the Council has secured £3.8 million Empty Homes Funding that will be matched...

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