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Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy DPD (Adopted)

Adopted Core Strategy DPD

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Rossendale Borough Council adopted the Core Strategy DPD: The Way Forward on 8th November 2011 and will be used in the determination of all planning applications and future plans received from 9th November 2011.

The adopted Core Strategy DPD and all the relevant documentation can be viewed in the related downloads section to the right.

Hard copies of the Core Strategy DPD and the Inspector's Binding Report will be available for a fee of £50 including postage and packaging.

If you would like a hard copy, please send us a letter with a cheque made payable to 'Rossendale Borough Council' to Forward Planning, Town Hall Annexe, Lord Street, Rawtenstall BB4 7LZ.

The Core Strategy replaces the 1995 Local Plan in its entireity except for the following policies shown on the Proposals Map which have been continued in the Core Strategy via the policies stated below:

Local Plan Policy

 Part of Policy

Core Strategy Policy 

DS1: The Urban Boundary Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 1: General Development Locations and Principles
DS3: Green Belt Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 1: General Development Locations and Principles
DS4: Inset Villages Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 1: General Development Locations and Principles
E1: Greenlands Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 17: Rossendale's Green Infrastructure & Policy 18: Biodiversity, Geodiversity and Landscape Conservation
E2: Recreation Areas Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 17: Rossendale's Green Infrastructure & Policy 18: Biodiversity, Geodiversity and Landscape Conservation
C10: Valley Ways Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 17: Rossendale's Green Infrastructure & Policy 18: Biodiversity, Geodiversity and Landscape Conservation 
C11: Pennine Bridleway Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 17: Rossendale's Green Infrastructure & Policy 18: Biodiversity, Geodiversity and Landscape Conservation 
HP1: Conservation Areas Designated Boundaries illustrated on Proposals Map Policy 16: Preserving and Enhancing Rossendale's Built Environment

In addition to policies from the 1995 Local Plan being removed, there are several policies which now form part of the Proposals Map and will be used in the determination of planning applications and future plans and initiative, as follows:

 Core Strategy Policy Boundarys Shown 
Policy 18: Biodiversity, Geodiversity and Landscape Conservation

Sites of Special Scientific Interest:

Lee Quarry (Bacup)

Hodge Clough (Irwell Vale/ Lumb)

Lower Red Lees (Stubbins)

Policy 18: Biodiversity, Geodiversity and Landscape Conservation Healey Dell Local Nature Reserve (Whitworth)
Policy 11: Retail and Other Town Centre Uses

Town, District and Local Centre Boundaries

Rawtenstall

Bacup

Haslingden

Whitworth

Waterfoot

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