Rossendale Borough Council


View/comment on a planning application

You can view and comment planning applications and their related documents online.

Contacting the Planning Department

To pay for a Planning Application ring 01706 252576 during normal office hours

Duty Planning Officer

For general planning advice a Duty Planning Officer is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am - 12 Noon (excluding Bank Holidays). 

Please telephone 01706 252580, or visit The One Stop Shop, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup OL13 0BB during the above hours.

At all other times please e-mail:

Is planning permission required?

Advice on planning permission

Apply for planning permission

Apply by the Planning Portal or download the relevant Application Form. Please click on the following link to access a Planning Validation Checklist

Pre-Planning Advice Fees

Fees for Pre-Planning advice

Apply for building regulation approval

If you're making amendments to your property you may need building regulation approval, you can find information on how to apply here.

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Planning policy

The forward planning team are responsible for drawing up planning policies that come together to set out plans for future development in Rossendale.

South Pennine Wind Energy Landscape Study

Julie Martin & Associates along with LUC have produced  the South Pennine Wind Energy Landscape Study and links to the database and mapping.

Conservation in Rossendale

The Conservation section in the planning department is concerned with the protection and enhancement of the Borough's historic environment, primarily through statutory designations such as Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

Planning Enforcement

An introduction to Planning Enforcement procedures with a link to the Planning Enforcement Complaint Forms

Telephone: 01706 252580

The Business Centre, Futures Park, Newchurch Road, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB

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Planning Applications Received - Weekly Lists

Proposed Valley Centre Interim Development

Site Submission Forms

Validation Checklist - Criteria for Applications Submitted to the Local Planning Authority

Wind Energy Developments Study

5 Year Housing Land Supply Reports

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

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Procedure for speaking at Development Control Committee

Planning Enforcement

Statement of Community Involvement 2014

Local Development Scheme Timetable 2016 - 2019

The Way Forward 2011 - 2026 Summary

Invitation to Tender - Landscape Capacity for Wind Turbines

SHMA - Glossary of Terms

Planning Application Forms

Reaps Moss CMS

Lives & Landscapes Green Belt Re-Consultation Responses

Local Plan Part 2 : Site Allocations & Development Management Policies

Local Plan Part 2 - Evidence - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Local Plan Part 2 - Evidence - Lives & Landscapes Assessment

Sustainability Appraisal - Alternatives SA Report

Local Plan Part 2 - Evidence - Wind Turbines in the Landscape Studies

Viability Assessment

Lancashire Ecological Network Maps

Lives & Landscapes Evidence - Individual Site Assessments

Gypsy Sites Appraisals

Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report (HRA)

Local Plan Part 2 - Site Allocations

Local Plan Part 2 - Additional Reports - Accessibility

Local Plan Part 2 - Additional Reports - Employment

Local Plan Part 2 - Additional Reports - Environment

Local Plan Part 2 - Additional Reports - Housing

Local Plans Part 2 - Additional Reports (Proposed New Sites)

Local Plan Plan 2 - Additional Reports - Retail & Town Centre Uses

Local Plan Part 2 - Additional Reports - Various Chapters of Local Plan

Call for Sites FAQ Guidance Form

Self Build and Custom Build Register

Playing Pitch Strategy - Rossendale, Pendle & Burnley

Pilot Brownfield Register Manual

Consultation on a draft Local Validation Checklist

Rossendale Town Centre, Retail, Leisure and Tourism Study

Rossendale Employment Land Review

Gypsy and Traveller Study

Environmental Network Study

Green Belt Study

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment

Local Plan Viability Study

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) - Stages 1&2 and Site Assessments

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