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The Local Plan

The West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-2027 (current adopted plan)

The West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-2027 guides planning and development in the Borough. The Local Plan was examined in public by an independent Inspector in 2012/2013. We received the Inspector’s Report in September 2013; it concluded that the Local Plan is sound and legally compliant, subject to modifications. The Council adopted the modified Local Plan on 16 October 2013.

The Local Plan Review (emerging plan)

It is important to ensure that the Local Plan maintains a good supply of deliverable sites for new development, to meet demands and needs.  In addition, national planning policy changes regularly.  Therefore, whilst the current Local Plan is by no means out-of-date, work is underway on a new Local Plan - the 'Local Plan Review'. 

The preparation of the Local Plan Review is a long process, anticipated to take until at least 2020.