Local plan 2011-26 examination

Latest news

  • 3rd December 2015 – The Local Plan Part 2 was adopted at Council Forum.  The plan is available here.
  • 12 November 2015 – the Inspector’s final report is now available here, along with the covering letter and appendix. No new evidence or comments for the Inspector will be accepted but other enquiries regarding the Plan should in the first instance be directed to forwardplanning@blackburn.gov.uk. Reflecting the Inspector’s report, it is now intended to take the Plan forward to a forthcoming Council Forum meeting for adoption, following which relevant parties will be advised of the outcome.
  • 16 October 2015 - the Inspector's final report is expected to be available for circulation by early November at which point the Council anticipates that it will then take it forward for formal adoption at a subsequent Council Forum meeting.  Quite separate to the Inspector's report, the Council have recently proposed a number of site name changes and, while these changes will not feature in the body of Inspector's report, they may be viewed via a recent addition (EL5.009) to the Examination library.  The Council intend to adopt these via a Minor Modification. The overall content and dimensions of the sites remain unchanged.

The Council submitted their plan to the Planning Inspectorate on 18th July 2014.

This page should be viewed alongside the 'New Local Plan Part 2' webpage from which the original submission library and accompanying maps may be accessed. 

The hearings

Hearing sessions commenced on Tuesday 2 December and concluded on Thursday 11 December 2014. It is not intended to produce formal minutes or notes of those sessions.

Further examination library items

EL1 Series: Items submitted prior to the start of the hearings

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EL2 Series: Issues and Questions statements

For the Council's Issue & Questions statements and supporting appendices please see section EL3 below.

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EL3 Series: the Council's Issues and Questions statements and supporting appendices

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EL4 Series: Items added during the hearings

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EL5 Series: Items added subsequent to the hearings

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EL6 Series: Modifications consultation

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