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The Local Plan
The Local Plan

The latest version of the new Local Plan for Burnley has been drafted, ready for councilors to consider.

The Proposed Submission Plan takes account of points put forward by residents and organisations during the consultation on the Preferred Options last summer.

Now it will be discussed by Burnley councillors at an Executive meeting on Thursday March 16th, and by the Full Council on Monday March 20th.

If it is agreed that the document will go forward for submission to the independent inspector, there will then be a six-week formal consultation beginning on March 31st.

A council spokesman said: “We would encourage anyone who wants to have the chance to be involved at the examination stage of the Local Plan to make comments during the six week formal consultation period.

“It is very important that people make comments on it in writing by the deadline of 5pm on May 12th.”

From 31st March 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, 19 Parker Lane, Burnley BB11 2BY.

The council will be making available specially designed online and printed comments forms so that people can set out their comments in the best way for the Inspector to consider at the Examination.

Council officers will hold two drop-in events at Burnley Town Hall during the consultation, when anyone can come along at any time to ask questions about the plan, the process and the forthcoming Examination.

All the relevant documents will be available on the council’s website and printed copies of the Plan, maps and key supporting studies will be available at these events.

The events will be held on April 6th and 27th (both 2pm to 7pm).

Looking ahead, the intention is to submit the document for Examination by the independent Inspector in June.

The Examination begins immediately the plan is submitted. As part of the Examination process there will be public hearing sessions with the Inspector and these are likely to take place in the autumn.