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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Supplementary planning document for minor developments in the Green Belt is adopted

A new document guiding how West Lancashire Borough Council will determine planning applications for minor developments within the Green Belt has been adopted by the Council.

The Green Belt Supplementary Planning Document will provide guidance on small schemes such as such as house extensions, replacement of existing dwellings, barn conversions, and stables. It will help the authority decide which planning applications should be approved and those which should be rejected.

A public consultation was held on a draft document earlier this year and a number of amendments were made to the document in the light of representations the Council received.

Councillor John Hodson, portfolio holder for Planning, said: “More than 90% of West Lancashire is Green Belt land and it is important the Council has suitable written guidance on how it should deal with planning applications for small developments within this area. We are grateful to everyone who gave their views during the consultation as this has helped shape the document to meet the needs of West Lancashire and its people.”

The new Green Belt Supplementary Planning Document is one of several documents which supplement the current West Lancashire Local Plan, which was adopted in October 2013.

The new Green Belt Supplementary Planning Document is available, along with other Local Plan documents at planning policy.

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