Site Allocations

Call for Sites

Local Plan Public Consultation

Please Note: The Council issued its final Call for Sites to be submitted by 27 January 2020 as part of the Reg 18(3) consultation on the next stage of its Local Plan (details). The consultation has now closed and further Call for Sites submissions will not be considered by the Council in its Publication Plan.

Call for Sites

The Call for Sites exercise was the opportunity for landowners, developers and the public to submit proposals for the future use of land in Hyndburn to the Council. All submissions will inform preparation of the Council’s new Local Plan, the long-term development plan for the Borough.

The Council adopted its Core Strategy in 2012, which sets the strategic policy framework for the development of Hyndburn. Elements of the Core Strategy are now being reviewed, alongside preparation of the key final part of the new Local Plan – a Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD).  This will support the delivery of the Core Strategy by allocating sites for a wide variety of uses over the next 15 years. This will include housing, employment, retail, recreation and community uses.

The Call for Sites exercise is the key means by which appropriate sites will be identified to inform preparation of the Site Allocations DPD. Sites that have been submitted will be fed into any relevant evidence base reports being prepared in support of the Site Allocations DPD. They will also be subject to a full site assessment process in due course as part of the preparation of the Site Allocations DPD.

Please note that the Call for Sites exercise will not in itself determine whether a site should be allocated for development or not. A decision will only be made formally through the Local Plan process and Site Allocations DPD.

Until such time as a Site Allocations DPD is adopted planning applications will continue to be determined in accordance with the Hyndburn Core Strategy (2012), Accrington Area Action Plan (2012), Development Management DPD (2018) and any relevant saved policies from the Borough of Hyndburn Local Plan (1996).