Emerging Local Plan

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.


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


or alternatively by post to him at the following address:

15 Ottawa Close



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 the timing and location of these will be added to this page in due course. Additionally, 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

These will be added here as the Examination progresses.  There are currently no additional items.