Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing SPD

Information about a consultation we are running on our Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

We are preparing a new Local Plan (2021 to 2037) for the borough. It is currently being examined by Government appointed Planning Inspectors.  In that emerging Plan, Policy CP12: Infrastructure and Delivery sets out our approach to developer contributions.

The Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing SPD provides information on how Policy CP12 and other policies requiring affordable housing or specific infrastructure will be interpreted and applied. This will assist everyone through the planning application process. It will ensure that the process is fair, transparent and applied consistently.

Supplementary planning documents (SPDs) help you to interpret higher level planning policies and proposals, such as those in the Local Plan. Once adopted, they are a material consideration when making decisions on planning applications.

Give us your views

We want to know your views on the Draft Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing SPD. You can give us your comments on the SPD for 6 weeks, from 9am on 4 December 2023 until 5pm on 15 January 2024.

Comment on draft Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing SPD

You can also give us your comments by emailing forwardplanning@blackburn.gov.uk

The online form has a series of questions (set out in the draft SPD) to help you consider and respond on the SPD. If you prefer to give us general comments, you can email them to forwardplanning@blackburn.gov.uk

Paper copies of the online form are available from:

We will consider all comments as we prepare the final Developer Contributions and Affordable Housing SPD for adoption.  We will publish a consultation statement, detailing all representations and how they have been considered by us.