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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Highways Capacity Study

The Council commissioned a Highways Capacity Study to undertake a Highways Capacity Analysis in relation to the draft Local Plan. The Technical Note on phase one of the study is available to download here. Further analysis is currently being undertaken to identify solutions regarding junctions facing issues.


Consultation on the Draft Local Plan (Regulation 18)

Following the consultation on the draft Local Plan (Regulation 18) the Council will review and consider all comments received. Changes will be made to the draft Local Plan and the Council intends to consult on the Pre-Submission Publication version of the Local Plan (Regulation 19) in August 2018. The Council expects to submit the revised Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate in 2019 for examination with formal adoption expected in 2020.

If you have any queries please email forwardplanning@rossendalebc.gov.uk or phone 01706 217777.