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.
1 April 2021 – In line with the pre-election guidance, the Council will be publishing the responses received for the 2nd Tranche of consultation after 6th May 2021.
22 March 2021 – The deadline for the Tranche 2 consultation has now ended and the Council are collating responses for submission to the Inspectors to assist their deliberations. As with Tranche 1, responses will be added to the Examination Library in due course.
Previous Latest News entries may be found on the Local Plan Examination Archived Latest News webpage.
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 Inspectors held a series of hearings as part of the Examination process and these concluded on 10 October 2019. The general content of these may be found in the daily agendas below.
Further Examination library items
EL5 - Responses to Inspectors' invitations to comment re selected hearing topics:
- Responses re the Highways England library document EL4.010
- Responses re the Housing Land Supply paper EL4.014
- Responses re the Taylor Wimpey application concerning Holcombe Road, Helmshore