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Development briefs

Development briefs provide guidance on specific sites. They inform developers and other interested parties of the constraints and opportunities of a site and the type of development that the site should accommodate.  Development briefs are prepared in consultation with the public and, where appropriate, developers.

In 2013-14, the Council prepared development briefs for two sites, one at Firswood Road, Lathom/Skelmersdale and one at Grove Farm, Ormskirk.

Adopted development briefs

The adopted development briefs for Firswood Road and Grove Farm were adopted in September 2014, and are available to download below:

Any planning applications which are submitted for these sites will need to take the development briefs into account. Planning applications will be subject of consultation as part of the planning application process.


Consultation was undertaken in early 2014 on both development briefs. The comments we received, and our feedback reports, can be found below. All comments were considered when preparing the final development briefs.