Supplementary planning guidance notes (SPGs) and supplementary planning documents (SPDs) explain in greater detail how we will use our policies to manage development. They may be topic-based e.g. on open space, or may relate to a specific site, e.g. Yew Tree Farm. We use both SPGs and SPDs when determining planning applications.
We prepared a draft Affordable and Specialist Housing SPD and consulted upon it in spring 2015. However, we suspended work on the SPD in summer 2015 following a High Court decision that changed national policy. Since then, there have been other changes to national policy, and more are expected. As such, work on the SPD has not yet recommenced. You can view the draft SPD below, but this has limited weight.
The Development in the Green Belt SPD supersedes the older 'Domestic Extensions and Outbuildings and Replacement Dwellings in the Green Belt SPG', and the 'Stable Buildings in the Green Belt SPG'. These SPGs have been removed from this website.
We adopted development briefs in September 2014 for sites at Grove Farm, Ormskirk and Firswood Road, Skelmersdale, and a Masterplan for Yew Tree Farm, Burscough.
These documents have no legal status but provide useful informal guidance:
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