Hyndburn’s New Local Plan


Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Version Local Plan Consultation

Have your say – Your representation:  November 2022 to 18 January 2023

Council Planning Officers have prepared a new Local Plan to set out planning policies and proposals to guide development in the Borough up to 2037.

Latest: Public drop-in exhibitions (3.30pm – 7.30pm) in Altham on Wednesday 14 December 2022 and Huncoat Primary School on Thursday 5 January 2023. The location of the Altham event is the Parish Council offices (Meetings – Altham Parish Council)

View the Local Plan areas as an online map

Online Representation form

Statement of representations procedure

To make sure your representation is given as much consideration as possible please try to express your comments in relation to the following 4 tests that a planning inspector will assess the Local Plan against.

1. The Local Plan should assess Hyndburn’s needs, values and what is considered to be appropriate development so it’s clear to developers what the Borough is looking for in terms of development. This is the positively prepared test.

2. The Local Plan should be based on reliable evidence. It should provide the most appropriate plan when considered against reasonable alternatives Supporting documents are made available under the evidence base link below. This is the justified test.

3. The Local Plan should be deliverable, feasible and realistic. This is what is meant by the effective test that the planning inspector will assess the plan against.

4. The Local Plan should conform and be in line with national policy. The planning inspector will check if the Local Plan says something different to national planning policies (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/planning/policy-and-legislation)

If you consider that the Local Plan does or does not meet the tests of soundness we want to hear from you. Get involved by completing our representation form by Wednesday 18th January.

Evidence Base