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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.


Latest News

Local Plan Consultation – From 23rd August to 5th October 2018

View and comment on the Local Plan


Statement of Community Involvement Consultation – From 23rd August to 5th October 2018

View and comment on the Statement of Community Involvement


Update on the Evidence Base and Relevant Documents

New and updated Evidence Base and relevant documents have been published including:


Staying informed about the Local Plan

If you, or anyone else you know, would like to be kept informed of the consultation please fill in the online form.


Local Plan discussed at the Council Meeting on Wednesday 11th July 2018

Rossendale Council has agreed to consult for 6 weeks on the draft Local Plan commencing towards the end of August 2018, subject to amendments. Those amendments include full and due consideration to the local community plan in relation to Edenfield, as well as the removal of the proposed transit site for Gypsies and Travellers at Barlow Bottoms, Facit and the addition of a proposed Gypsies and Travellers transit site at Futures Park, Bacup. Details of the report that went to the Council Meeting and the minutes are available to view on the Council website at here.


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 and the final report will be available to view here in due course.


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