Rossendale Borough Council

Development control

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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The Planning Portal

The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales, they provide comprehensive advice on planning and building regulation issues/applications.

Telephone: 01706 252580

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

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