Published September 20, 2017 at 11:30
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. It also sets out policies for how new development proposals will be considered at planning application stage.
Residents and businesses are invited to have their say on the plan over the next few weeks. The deadline for comments is October 9.
While the plan allocates sites for development, any developer still has to go through the planning process.
The Local Plan is a very important document as it allows us to determine the best way for the borough to develop given we have to meet Government targets as well as meet our future infrastructure needs.
Without a local plan, we are not protected against speculative development and we have no influence on how our borough grows.