planning

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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Council wins prestigious award

Published on July 24, 2017 at 10:52 am

Rossendale Council’s Planning Team has won a top regional award for its practice.

The team won the Best Practice Award at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) North West Regional Awards for Planning Excellence 2017 for its work on the new McDonalds at Rawtenstall.

A new award category was created for this scheme and the judges confirmed that the scheme was given special status because it demonstrated how a small local planning authority can achieve an excellent outcome in dealing with an application from a world famous company.

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Planning Validation Checklist

Published on December 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

The Council has now published it’s up to date Validation Criteria checklist in respect of applications submitted to the Local Planning Authority.

The document can be viewed at http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/downloads/download/318/validation_of_planning_and_other_applications_policy.

This document updates and replaces the Council’s previous  Validation Checklist (January 2011) and the Council’s Wind Energy Applications Supplementary Validation Policy (September 2012) and takes into account the provisions of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill and the Framework along with amendments to legislation.

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Rossendale Town Centre, Retail, Leisure and Tourism Study

Published on December 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

The Council has appointed White Young Green (WYG) to prepare a Town Centre, Retail, Leisure and Tourism Study. 

As part of this study a telephone survey has been commissioned which will be asking questions about retail, leisure, town centre and tourism related issues within Rossendale.  This will form part of the Evidence Base that will be used in preparing  the Local Plan. 

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Information Relating to Planning Application 2015/0241

Published on November 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Application reference: 2015/0241

Appeal references: APP/B2355/W/16/3152975

Gate House Farm, Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire, BL0 0RT

The Council wishes to notify that the Planning hearing scheduled for 29th November 2016 at 10:00am at Room 110, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB has been cancelled. 

The Planning Inspectorate has changed the appeal procedure to written representations and therefore a hearing will not now take place. 

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Reminder: Review of Employment Sites

Published on August 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Review of Employment Sites

Rossendale Borough Council has commissioned Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (NLP) to assess the quality and quantity of employment premises and land throughout the Valley.  As part of this study we are asking businesses involved in manufacturing, industry, storage and distribution, throughout Rossendale to complete an online survey to tell us about existing premises and any plans they have in the future for expansion.

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Pilot Brownfield Register for Rossendale

Published on July 14, 2016 at 8:34 am

Rossendale Borough Council, together with Hyndburn and Pendle Councils, submitted a joint bid to the Government in February 2016 to become a pilot authority to prepare a Brownfield Register. The bid was successful and each authority has compiled a list of sites to be included in its own Brownfield Register.

What is the pilot Brownfield Register project?

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Council Take Action on Outdoor Laundrette

Published on June 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Rossendale Council’s Planning Enforcement Team has today served notice on the outdoor laundrette structure at the Nisa Store on Deardengate, Haslingden.

This action comes after thorough investigation from our Planning Department.

The owner has now been asked to remove the launderette facility from the front of the building within the required timeframe.

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Council Wins Brownfield Register Funding

Published on March 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

Rossendale Borough Council has successfully bid for £10,000 to pilot a Brownfield Register under the Brownfield Register Pilots Fund.

The Council was one of the 36 successful bids (also including Pendle and Hyndburn Council’s) covering 58 authorities. The pilot has 4 key stages which aims to see Local Authorities share best practice.

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