Local plan review

Issues and options consultation

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is reviewing their current adopted local plans, specifically, the Core strategy (adopted 2011) and the site allocations and development management policies (adopted 2015). The Local plan review will lead to a new local plan to replace the existing adopted plans, and will cover the period 2018 to 2036.

The first stage of the review is the public consultation on issues and options.

The consultation consists of a main document that sets out the key matters which the Council consider need to be addressed in the Local plan review.

The Issues and options consultation document is accompanied by two other key documents:

The consultation will run from 11th February 2019 until 5pm on 1st April 2019.

Paper copies of the consultation documents can be viewed at all Blackburn with Darwen libraries, town halls and The Barlow in Edgworth. 

There are three main ways that you can comment on the consultation:

  • By post to: Local Plan Consultations, Growth Team, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, First Floor, One Cathedral Square, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 1FB; or

If you choose to respond by post or email, please clearly indicate the consultation question(s) which you are commenting on.

Please note that any comments you make will be available for public inspection, including your name and address.  Comments with no name and address will be treated as anonymous, and will not be accepted.  If you have any concerns regarding the use of your personal information, further details of how the Council uses your data can be found on the Council’s data protection page.

Details of our privacy notices.

We may use your contact details to follow up on points arising out of the consultation or to request further comment as proposals are developed.

Once the consultation concludes the Council will consider all the comments sent in. Further evidence will need to be commissioned throughout 2019 to inform the development of the proposals and policies in the plan. The plan is then scheduled to be consulted on at Publication stage (Regulation 19) in summer 2020 with a view to submitting the plan for examination towards the end of 2020.

Future updates on the Local plan review will be published on the Council website.

Details of current adopted planning policies.​​​​​​​

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