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Local Plan Examination

The Council submitted the Rossendale Local Plan 2019-2034 to the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 25 March 2019.

This page should be viewed alongside the Submission Documents webpage from which the original submission library may be accessed. The submission library also contains a full set of representations submitted at the Local Plan Publication stage.

Further library items will be added to this Examination page as the Examination progresses and representors and other interested parties are encouraged to view it on a regular basis for new items and latest developments.

 

Latest News

18 June - the Council's latest response to the Inspectors' Initial Questions has been added to the Examination library as items EL1.002d(i) and EL1.002d(ii). The large files relate to Proposed Green Belt and Urban Boundary changes - should it prove difficult to download please contact the Programme Officer for alternative access.

13 June - the Council have produced Submission Policies Map for each settlement as a response to the Pre-Hearing Note 1, question 6. The maps are published as items EL1.002c(i) - (xxv) with the Submission Policies Map Key published as item EL1.002c(xxvi).

31 May - in response to the Inspector's Pre-hearing Note 1 the Council's initital response has been added to the Examination library as items EL1.002b(i)-(vi); further responses will follow and will be added to the library in due course. The Inspectors and the Council have now agreed a potential hearings start date of week commencing 23 September - further details will be advised in due course.

30 May - the Council have produced an updated interactive map displaying the Local Plan Policies. Further details and a suitable link are provided via examination library document EL1.005

21 May - the Inspectors recent Pre-Hearing Note 1, question 5 requested the Council "to include documentation relating to the area and the designation of the Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum in the examination library". Library items EL1.004a-b have now been added by way of response.

17 May - the Programme Officer has written to representors with an update on Examination progress - see library item EL1.003

16 May - some initial questions from the Inspectors have been forwarded to the Council - see examination library item EL1.002a. These require a response from the Council only and their comments will be added to the library in due course.

16 May - minor textual changes are now included in the Evidence Base documents EB025 - Landscape Study 2015 - in respect of Land south of Loveclough Sports Pitch and Land north of Hud Hey (proposed employment allocation NE2). These changes are illustrated in new Examination Library items EL1.001a-c and further explained in the Council's covering email EL1.001d.

 

The Inspectors

Two inspectors have been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the Plan and subsequently issue a report with their conclusions: Luke Fleming BSc (Hons) MRTPI and Katie Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI.

 

The Programme Officer

All correspondence to or from the Inspector will be via an independent Programme Officer and Tony Blackburn will fulfill this role. Items should be sent to him, preferably by email, to

[email protected]   

or alternatively by post to him at the following address:

15 Ottawa Close

Blackburn

BB2 7EB

Additionally he may be contacted by telephone on 01254 260286.

 

The hearings

The Inspector will hold a series of hearings as part of the Examination process and these are provisionally scheduled to commence locally in the week commencing 23 September - further details will be added to this page in due course. The Programme Officer will contact all Publication stage representors with this and other information; any requests from additional parties should be sent directly to the Programme Officer.

 

Further Examination library items

 

Items added prior to start of hearings

Library reference number

Document title

Submitted by

Date

EL1.001a

Lives and Landscapes Assessment Volume 1 Appraisal Report 2015

RBC

07/05/2019

EL1.001b

Lives and Landscapes Assessment Volume 4: Rising Bridge & Acre

RBC

07/05/2019

EL1.001c

Lives and Landscapes Assessment Volume 4: Loveclough, Goodshaw & Crawshawbooth

RBC

07/05/2019

EL1.001d

Council email 070519 to Programme Officer re Landscape Study doc EB025

RBC

07/05/2019

EL1.002a

Pre-Hearing Note 1 from Inspectors

Inspectors

14/05/2019

EL1.002b(i)

Response to Programme Officer on 280519 re. 14 may 2019 Pre-Hearing Note 1

RBC

28/05/2019

EL1.002b(ii)

Appendix 1 – Q1 Table of Submission Version Changes

RBC

28/05/2019

EL1.002b(iii)

Appendix 2 – Q2 Draft DtC and SoCG Update May 2019

RBC

28/05/2019

EL1.002b(iv)

Appendix 3 – Q3 List of Submission Documents with publication dates

RBC

28/05/2019

EL1.002b(v)

Appendix 4 – Q9 Allocation Settlement and Address

RBC

28/05/2019

EL1.002b(vi)

Appendix 5 – Q16 Maps of part countryside – part urban allocations

RBC

28/05/2019

EL1.002c(i)

Rawtenstall Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(ii)

Bacup Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(iii)

Haslingden Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(iv)

Whitworth Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(v)

Edenfield Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(vi)

Waterfoot Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(vii)

Rising Bridge Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(viii)

Broadley / Tonacliffe Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(ix)

Stacksteads Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(x)

Crawshawbooth Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xi)

Helmshore Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xii)

Facit / Shawforth Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xiii)

Stubbins Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xiv)

Britannia Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xv)

Loveclough / Goodshaw Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xvi)

Water Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xvii)

Weir Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xviii)

Whitewell Bottom Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xix)

Acre Submission policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xx)

Chatterton Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xxi)

Cowpe Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xxii)

Ewood Bridge Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xxiii)

Irwell Vale Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xxiv)

Turn Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xxv)

Sharneyford Submission Policies Map

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002c(xxvi)

Submission Policies Map Key

RBC

13/06/2019

EL1.002d(i)

Proposed Green Belt and Urban Boundary Changes - Main Document

RBC

18/06/2019

EL1.002d(ii)

Proposed Green Belt and Urban Boundary Changes - Appendices

RBC

18/06/2019

EL1.003

Email 170519 from Programme Officer to representors

Programme Officer

17/05/2019

EL1.004a

Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum Constitution February 2018 Redacted

RBC

20/05/2019

EL1.004b

Appendix A – Map of the Edenfield Community Neighbourhood Forum Area

RBC

20/05/2019

EL1.005

Accessing the updated interactive map 230519

RBC

23/05/2019