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.
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.
December 2019: The Rossendale Local Plan was discussed at the Council meeting of Monday 23rd December, providing an update on the Examination and the requirement to allocate a Gypsy and Traveller Transit Site.
September - October 2019: As part of the Local Plan Examination process, a series of hearings were held in September and October 2019 for 3 weeks. Following the hearings and prior to making a decision on the emerging Local Plan, the Inspectors have requested further infomration. The Council is therefore undertaking further actions as set out in the Schedule of Actions to provide the required information. For more information, please visit the Examination page.
March 2019: 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. To view the documents submitted to the Secretary of State, please visit the Local Plan Submission Documents page.
The Council undertook two rounds of consultations on the emerging Local Plan.
The first consultation was undertaken in summer 2017 on a draft Local Plan and more information is available to view on the "Previous Consultation on the Draft Local Plan (Regulation 18)" page.
The second consultation was undertaken in summer 2018 on the Publication version of the Local Plan. The documents and responses received during this public consultation are available to view on the "Consultation on the Pre-Submission Publication version of the Local Plan (Regulation 19)" page.
Local Plan Timetable
The Local Plan timetable is set out in the Local Development Scheme.
Staying informed about the Local Plan
If you, or anyone else you know, would like to be kept informed of the consultations please fill in the online form.
If you have any queries please email [email protected] or phone 01706 217777.