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***The Central Lancashire website has been updated. Click here.
here to view the new website.***

Central Lancashire is a title that describes the administrative areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley Councils, and we are working together on the Core Strategy part of our Local Development Frameworks and collaborating on documents that will allocate sites for development and protect sites from development.

This website contains a wide range of information about the Local Development Framework process. Use the menu on the left to find out about us and our work.

Latest News and Events

The three Central Lancashire Authorities - Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Chorley Borough Council - have now adopted the Central Lancashire Core Strategy. The adoption dates being Preston 5 July 2012; Chorley 17 July 2012 and South Ribble 18 July 2012.

The Adoption Statement, Adopted Core Strategy and associated documents can be viewed here.

The Inspector has now found the Plan sound and his final report and covering letter can be viewed here.This brings the Examination to a close and it is not anticipated that any further correspondence will be entered into. Enquiries of a routine nature or concerning future stages of the Local Development Framework process should be addressed to Steven Brown:

Telephone: 01257 515229

New Contact Details
Email Address:
Telephone: 01257 515229

**Following the receipt of representations to the Housing Related Changes the Central Lancshire authorities propose some minor Resumption of Examination Changes (RECs) - corrections and updates only. This document has been added to Section 9 of the Examination Library and can be viewed here.**

The timescales for document preparation on the Document Preparation Programme page have been updated.

Latest additions to the website

- Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation

- Core Strategy Housing Related Changes

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Central Lancashire authorities are working on considering what levy rates should be charged on new built developments as a way of securing funds for infrastructure provision. The first consultation stage on Preliminary Draft Charging Schedules started on 31 January and ended on 31st March 2012. Please see the Community Infrastructure Levy page to view the documents and representations.

Core Strategy Housing Related Changes

The cosultation period for the proposed Housing Related Changes has now ended. The representations received can be viewed here and in person at the main offices of the District Councils during normal opening hours from Wednesday 18 January.

The hearing sessions for the Independent Examination will formally resume on Tuesday 6 March 2012 at 9.30am.

The venue will be the:

Gujarat Hindu Society, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN. 

For more details click here.

Joint Advisory Committee

The 2012/2013 JAC meeting timetable and minutes from previous JAC meetings can be viewed on the Joint Advisory Committee page.

Any changes to the JAC schedule will be posted on the website. Reports presented to and minutes of all Joint Advisory Committee meetings held so far can be viewed by clicking here

Site Allocations

For the latest news on each council's Site Allocations and Development Management Policies preparatory work click here.

Other Relevant Plans and Strategies

Other plans on different topics are also being prepared that cover Central Lancashire:

Minerals and Waste Planning in Lancashire
Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Blackpool Borough Council are jointly preparing a Minerals and Waste Development Framework.
For further information about Minerals and Waste Planning in Lancashire, click the above link.

Lancashire Local Transport Plan 2011-2021 For further information about the Local Transport Plans, click the above link.


Other Relevant Plans and Strategies

Following completion of the Examination the Inspector will send his report to the Councils, including any recommendations to amend the Core Strategy before it is adopted. It is envisaged that the Inspector's Report will be received in April and the Core Strategy adopted in July 2012. 

Supplementary Planning Documents

Consultation has ended on five draft guidance documents. Please check the Supplementary Planning Documents page for further details. The topics to be covered are:

Affordable Housing
The Re-Use of Employment Premises
Rural Development
Access to Healthy Food

A further guidance document will be produced on Open Space and Recreation.

Central Lancashire