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.
28 September 2021 – following the commencement of the consultation on the proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan on the 3rd of September 2021 the Council have now uploaded Errata documents for both the Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan and the Schedule of Proposed Policy Map Modifications. These proposed amendments to both documents and are further explained within each Errata.
07 September 2021 - responses in respect of the recent Green Belt Compensation Measures Consultation have now been added to the Examination Library as items EL11.002a/b/c/d/e. These have also been provided in full to the Inspectors.
06 September 2021 - The Council has uploaded an updated version of the September 2021 Sustainability Appraisal which includes a small amendment to reflect the revised wording of policy SD4. This has been added to Examination Library 12 as item EL12.003.
03 September 2021 - The Council has commenced a consultation of proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan – responses will be forwarded in due course to the Inspectors and also posted on this webpage, but in the first instance responses should be sent to the Council as indicated in the guidance contained within a new EL12 library section. Recent new items are also added to provide additional information, these include the Proposed Modifications to the Policies Map, the Housing Update paper, the Implications of the Updated NPPF on the Plan and the SA/HRA. Additionally, the Council are consulting on a number of Additional Modifications which are not relevant to the soundness of the Plan – further details are again to be found within the EL12 library. The response deadline for all items is 5pm on Friday 15th October.
27 July 2021 – The Council have been asked to comment about the updated NPPF issued by government last week – library item EL6.018a refers.
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@example.com or phone 01706 217777.