Next stage of Local Plan consultation

The Burnley Local Plan
The Burnley Local Plan

A public consultation on Burnley Council’s final draft of the Local Plan starts next week.

Burnley Council approved the Proposed Submission Plan at the end of March.

A formal consultation for final representations will run from Wednesday up to and including Friday May 26th.

Two drop-in sessions will be held to allow people to come and look at the proposals and speak to council officers about the final draft and its forthcoming Examination.

These will both be held at Burnley Town Hall, between 2pm and 9pm, on April 18th and May 11th.

A council spokesman said: “The Proposed Submission Plan is on the council’s website and printed copies are available to view at Contact Burnley, Burnley Central Library and Padiham Library.

“While comments made earlier in the process have been taken into account as the successive drafts of the plan have been prepared it is very important that if people are unhappy with the proposed submission plan they make representations in writing and by the deadline of 5pm on May 26th so that they have the opportunity for their comments to be considered by the independent inspector.”

From tomorrow comments will be able to be made online at: www.burnley.gov.uk, by email to: localplan@burnley.gov.uk or in writing to Burnley Borough Council, Regeneration and Planning Policy, 19 Parker Lane, Burnley.

The intention is to submit the document for Examination by the independent Inspector in July.