Planning: Core Strategy (2011)

The Core Strategy is the Borough’s overarching planning document setting out priorities for the future planning and development of the Borough for the next 15 years such as how much and what types of development there should be, where it should be focused, when it is likely to take place, and how it will be delivered. Core Strategy policies are used by the Council as the Local Planning Authority in making decisions on planning applications.

All the Council’s other planning policy documents must conform to the Core Strategy and the Core Strategy must conform to the Regional Spatial Strategy. 

Core strategy submission stage

The Core strategy was submitted on 13 April 2010 to the Planning Inspectorate for examination. The following documents were submitted:

  1. Submission documents
  2. Supporting evidence based documents
    1. Supporting evidence based documents 1 PDF
    2. Supporting evidence based documents 2 PDF
    3. Supporting evidence based documents 3 PDF
    4. Supporting evidence based documents 4 PDF
    5. Supporting evidence based documents 5 PDF

Core strategy public examination

The Blackburn with Darwen Core strategy was found 'sound' by the Inspector and the Council have now recived Inspector Stephen Pratt's report.

Report and associated documents

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