Local Plan Review overview

Last Updated: 18 October 2021

We are starting work on a review of our Local Plan to ensure that all our planning policies are up to date and continue to meet the development needs of our area to 2040. The Local Plan relates to the district outside the National Parks.

Our new Local Plan will update and replace a number of our existing Local Plan documents. This includes the Core Strategy, Land Allocations and Development Policies documents. It will not replace the Arnside and Silverdale AONB Local Plan document which contains policies and allocations which apply only in the AONB to protect its special character. These policies are recently adopted and are not being reviewed. However many other Local Plan policies (in the Core Strategy and Development Management DPDs) apply to the whole Local Plan area including the AONB and are being reviewed.

We are now at the 'Issues and Options' stage and are consulting on this until 29 October 2021. We want to hear your views to help us prepare a draft plan for consultation in 2022.

View our consultation documents and to get involved: 2021: Issues and Options Consultation and second Call for Sites

We launched our review with some early engagement activities in early 2020 and also launched a 'Call for Sites' exercise in July 2020. Further information is available about the work to date: 2020: Early Engagement and first Call for Sites

As we prepare evidence base studies and reports they will be added to the evidence section.

We are currently revising the timetable for the Local Plan Review and will be publishing an updated Local Development Scheme (LDS) to update the Local Development Scheme, October 2018 (PDF 729KB / 18 pages).

If you would like to be notified of forthcoming consultations on the Local Plan Review please sign up to our consultation mailing list so you can get involved.

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