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Neighbourhood planning

The Localism Act (2011) introduced the right for communities to prepare neighbourhood plans. Neighbourhood planning is a new way for communities to help decide the future of the places where they live and work. Communities will be able to choose where they want new development to go, have their say on what those buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and to grant planning permission for those buildings they want to see go ahead.

Neighbourhood planning works in five stages.

Neighbourhood Plans in West Lancashire

We have received one application for a neighbourhood plan, from Burscough Parish Council

The Borough Council's Cabinet approved the boundary of the Burscough Neighbourhood Plan area on 11 November 2014. This followed a public consultation, and Cabinet considered comments from the community before it approved the proposal.

Burscough Parish Council is now able to begin preparing the detailed Neighbourhood Plan in consultation with the local community before submitting it to the Borough Council.

Further information

Further information on neighbourhood plans can be found at:

Further information on the progress of the Burscough Neighbourhood Plan is available through the Burscough Parish Council webpages: