Please see below for full details of the results of the parliamentary election on the 12th December 2019.

Elections Results

Emerging Local Plan

The emerging Local Plan for the Borough (2019 to 2034)

This webpage provides information on the emerging Local Plan for Rossendale (2019 to 2034) which will replace the Core Strategy once adopted.

The Local Plan will designate land and buildings for future uses to meet the Borough's needs and set out what developments should look like and how they should fit in with their surroundings.


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In accordance with the Local Planning Regulations, Rossendale Borough Council submitted the Rossendale Local Plan 2019-2034 to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for examination on 25 March 2019.

View the examination page

Responses received during the Local Plan Consultation

The comments received during the six week consultation period (from 23 August to 5 October 2018) have now been published.

View the responses received


Highways Capacity Study 2018

The consultants' report is available to download here. The Council will discuss the outcomes of the study with the relevant highways authorities.


Local Plan Consultation

View the Local Plan

The changes to the Local Plan documents made between the Council's meeting held on 11th July 2018 and the start of the Local Plan consultation (regulation 19) on 23rd August 2018 area available to view here.


Statement of Community Involvement Consultation – Started 23rd August and ended 5th October 2018

View the Statement of Community Involvement


Update on the Evidence Base and Relevant Documents

New and updated Evidence Base and relevant documents have been published including:


Staying informed about the Local Plan

If you, or anyone else you know, would like to be kept informed of the consultation please fill in the online form.


Local Plan discussed at the Council Meeting on Wednesday 11th July 2018

Rossendale Council has agreed to consult for 6 weeks on the draft Local Plan commencing towards the end of August 2018, subject to amendments. Those amendments include full and due consideration to the local community plan in relation to Edenfield, as well as the removal of the proposed transit site for Gypsies and Travellers at Barlow Bottoms, Facit and the addition of a proposed Gypsies and Travellers transit site at Futures Park, Bacup. Details of the report that went to the Council Meeting and the minutes are available to view on the Council website at here.


If you have any queries please email [email protected] or phone 01706 217777.