The Local Plan

West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-2027

(current adopted plan)

The West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-2027 guides planning and development in the Borough.  The Council adopted the Plan on 16 October 2013. 


Local Plan 2023-2040

(being prepared)

We began preparing a new Local Plan for West Lancashire in autumn 2019. Following a delay because of Covid, work resumed in March 2021.


Local Plan Review 2012-2050


In 2016, we started work on a review of the West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-27.  This 'Local Plan Review' was intended to cover the period to 2050.  However, in September 2019, the Council's Cabinet made the decision to cease work on the Local Plan Review (LPR) and this Plan has been withdrawn / abandoned.