local plan


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Local plan hearing on April 2 postponed

Published on March 30, 2020 at 1:33 pm

A hearing by planning inspectors on the proposed Gypsy and Traveller transit has been postponed.

The public hearing was due to take place on April 2. A new date to hold the hearing is being looked at as well as whether it could be hosted via a video link if it has to be scheduled during the current government lockdown measures.

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New neighbourhood forum request

Published on February 3, 2020 at 10:50 am

The Council has received an application to establish a neighbourhood forum for Bacup and Stacksteads.

Prior to formalising this, we are required to both publicise the request and invite comments about whether this group should be able to prepare the neighbourhood plan and if the boundary being proposed for the neighbourhood area is correct.

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Council launches public consultation on Local Plan

Published on August 24, 2018 at 9:17 am

Rossendale Council has published the Rossendale Local Plan for consultation.  All the consultation documents and the online comments form are available to view online.

Paper copies can be viewed at the One Stop Shop at Futures Park Monday to Friday, 8.45am-5pm (except Tuesdays from 9.15pm to 5pm), and at all libraries in Rossendale during normal opening hours, as well as at Crawshawbooth Village Centre.

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Local Plan update: map published

Published on August 2, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Following requests from residents Rossendale Council has published a map of the proposed allocation of a stopover site for Travellers at Futures Park in Bacup.

View the map here

The Leader of Rossendale Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, has this week written to the Government to seek clarification on the legislation requiring all Councils to identify what traveller sites are needed across Local Authority areas as part of the production of a Local Plan.

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Local Plan update

Published on July 13, 2018 at 9:50 am

Councillors have agreed for the latest draft of its 15 year local plan to go out to consultation.

The Council approved the report which gives permission to start the consultation but made two amendments.

The recommendations added to the report before it was given the green light were:

  • That this Council ask the Planning Inspector to give full and due consideration to the local community plan in relation to Edenfield.

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Council welcomes Neighbourhood Forum plan

Published on February 26, 2018 at 9:06 am

Rossendale Council has welcomed an application from Edenfield residents to establish a Neighbourhood Forum.

Last week, a group of residents formally applied to the Council to start the process.

You can find more information about the application on the Council’s website. 

Responding to the news, Councillor Christine Lamb, whose portfolio oversees planning, said:

“As a Council, we welcome any process that allows the community to engage in important issues in their area.”

“We have been approached by a number of people in Edenfield who are investigating the option of establishing an Neighboirhood Forum with the longer term prospect of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

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New planning blog by Councillor Christine Lamb

Published on November 30, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Introducing a new planning blog by Councillor Christine Lamb, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services. The regular feature will contain updates and look ahead to forthcoming projects.

Local Plan Update

Following on from the 11 week consultation on the Council’s new draft Local Plan over the summer, which included seven roadshow events across the borough, the Forward Planning team are busy reviewing all of the responses received.

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Still time to have your say on Local Plan

Published on September 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

There is still time to have your say on the plan which will guide the borough’s development over the next 15 years.

Rossendale Council has published its draft local plan which guides how the borough will achieve its targets for housing, employment sites and facilities over the next few years.

It will also guide where new housing and employment will be located as well as where land should be protected.

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Have your say on the local plan

Published on July 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Rossendale Council has published its draft local plan which guides how the borough will achieve its targets for housing, employment sites and facilities over the next few years.

Residents and businesses are invited to have their say on the plan which will guide development for the next 15 years.

As well as earmarking sites for development, the plan will also propose sites for environmental protection.

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