Hyndburn’s New Local Plan

Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Version Local Plan Consultation

Your views count:  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.

New Local Plan Proposed Submission Version

Supporting evidence and studies Evidence Base (hyndburnbc.gov.uk)

View the Local Plan areas as an online map

Online Representation form

The new Local Plan sets out where new development can be allocated, how much affordable housing should be built and where new schools, road upgrades or health provision will need to be provided to support that. It also includes policies to address the causes and potential impacts of climate change.

This Proposed Submission documentation is the current stage of the new Local Plan in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. It takes into account previous consultation feedback along with evidence studies.

Taking into account the feedback received to previous consultations we have drafted a ‘Proposed Submission Version Local Plan. This document is intended to be submitted to the Government Planning Inspectorate for examination.

We are now at the stage where we are seeking your views on the whether the Proposed Submission Local Plan is legally compliant and meets the tests of ‘soundness’, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Representations from this stage will be submitted with the Proposed Submission Version Local Plan for consideration by a Government appointed independent Planning Inspector.

This stage is concerned with giving people the opportunity to comment on how the Local Plan has been prepared, whether its aims are achievable and whether the plan is based on a robust evidence base.

Public consultation drop-in events will be taking place around the Borough. These include:

The following public consultation drop-in events are arranged for the Proposed Submission Hyndburn Local Plan. Venues are booked from 2.30pm to 8pm to allow for setting up and taking down displays.

 

Clayton Community Centre                       Wednesday 2 November 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Oswaldtwistle Arts Centre                          Thursday 3 November 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Bank Mill House, Great Harwood             Friday 4 November 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Rishton Conservative Club                         Tuesday 8 November 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Accrington Town Hall                                 Wednesday 9 November 3.30pm – 7.30pm

St Augustine’s Church, Huncoat              Thursday 17 November 3.30pm – 7.30pm

The Hyndburn Local Plan

It was initially envisaged that the Local Plan would comprise 4 key Development Plan Documents (DPDs) and progress made on that basis as follows:

  1. The Core Strategy DPD (first adopted 19 January 2012, now subject to review – currently in preparation*)
  2. The Accrington Area Action Plan DPD (adopted 19 January 2012)
  3. The Development Management DPD (adopted 11 January 2018); and
  4. The Site Allocations DPD – currently in preparation*

*Since 2021 the Core Strategy Review and the Site Allocations DPD are being taken forward as a single plan: Hyndburn Local Plan 2037 (Strategic Policies and Site Allocations).

The timetable for production of the Local Plan is set out in the Council’s latest Local Development Scheme (LDS) published in February 2022.

Previous Local Plan Preparation Stages

The Council undertakes studies and gathers information relating to a wide range of matters to inform the preparation of the Local Plan and these are available to view click here

Previous Public Consultation stages – Core Strategy Review and Site Allocations DPD (all now closed)

Previous stages of public consultation on both the Core Strategy Review and Site Allocations DPDs as part of ‘Preparation’ of the plan under Regulation 18 of the Regulations are as follows:

The timetable for production of the Local Plan is set out in the Council’s latest Local Development Scheme (LDS) published in February 2022.

Previous Local Plan Preparation Stages

The Council undertakes studies and gathers information relating to a wide range of matters to inform the preparation of the Local Plan and these are available to view click here

Previous Public Consultation stages – Core Strategy Review and Site Allocations DPD (all now closed)

Previous stages of public consultation on both the Core Strategy Review and Site Allocations DPDs as part of ‘Preparation’ of the plan under Regulation 18 of the Regulations are as follows:

Regulation 18(3) consultation December 2019 – January 2020: included further more focused consultation on Gypsy and Traveller policy and site options. This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 27th January 2020.  During consultation the Council also issued a final “Call for Sites”