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Neighbourhood planning

The Localism Act (2011) introduced the right for communities to prepare neighbourhood plans. Neighbourhood planning is a 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 has been preparing its detailed Neighbourhood Plan in consultation with the local community. The Parish Council undertook public consultation on a pre-submission (Regulation 14) draft of the Neighbourhood Plan between 11 August and 6 October 2017. Further information on this document and progress with the Plan can be found on the Parish Council website:

The Parish Council will consider responses received to the consultation and make any changes they consider necessary to the Plan before submitting it to the Borough Council.

Further information

Further information on neighbourhood plans can be found at: