We submitted the West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-2027 to the Secretary of State on 31 October 2012 for an Examination in Public (EiP) by a Planning Inspector.
The tables and links below contain all the submission documents, as well as supporting documents for the Local Plan. Further series of documents were added during the Examination.
A public Pre-Hearing Meeting took place on 19 December 2012. Notes of that meeting, together with other related papers, are contained within the series of documents EX.116a-f, listed below.
Examination Hearings were held between Tuesday 19 February 2013 and Thursday 7 March 2013 at the Investment Centre, Skelmersdale.
|Title||Ref number||File type||File size|
|Letter for submission||SB.101||67kb|
|Statement of availability (submission)||SB.102||164kb|
|Notification letter to consultees||SB.103||121kb|
|Published press release||SB.105a||843kb|
|Consultation Statement Regulation 18||SB.106||448kb|
|Publication Consultation Statement Regulation 20||SB.107||152kb|
|Duty to co-operate - Statement of Compliance||SB.108||1.4mb|
|Duty to co-operate - Late replies to Statement of Compliance||SB.108a||88kb|
|Soundness and Legal Compliance Self Assessment Toolkit||SB.109||281kb|
Download Representations Index
Copies of all representations can be found in SB.110 (you can use the Index to help identify names/numbers). The full versions of representations (including the attachments/supporting information) can be found using the external link to the Portal. Use the Guidance Notes below to help you find your representation in the Portal.
SB.110 was re-published on 8 November 2012 to reflect corrections to a number of representations where errors were discovered in the published version of SB.110. This includes five representations previously corrected by document SB.110a (to address errors in the Council response to these representations).
|Ref Number||File Type||File size|
|Local Plan Publication
Local Plan Publication document
|Local Plan Interactive Proposal Maps||LP.502||WEB||-|
Sustainability Appraisal Sustainability Appraisal - Non Technical Summary
Sustainability Appraisal - Full Report
Sustainability Appraisal - Appendices
|Habitats Regulation Assessment||LP.509||1.5mb|
|Health Impact Assessment (HIA)||LP.505||101kb|
|Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA)||LP.504||430kb|
|Rural Proofing Report||LP.503||710kb|
|Statement of Representation Procedure||CN.128||168kb|
|Representation form - Editable||CN.127||78kb|
|Guidance notes on completing the Representation form||CN.126||211kb|
|Title||Ref Number||File type||File size|
|Local Development Scheme 2012||SB.202||598kb|
|Annual Monitoring Report 2011||SB.201||1.2mb|
|Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (2007)||SB.203||660kb|
|SCI Addendum (2009)||SB.204||45kb|
|Sustainable Community Strategy 2007-17||SB.205||2.8mb|
Due to the volume of the supporting documents, they are broken down into the following sections:
- A: National and regional planning policy, strategies and guidance
- B: West Lancashire and 'other' policy, strategies and guidance
- C: Local Plan preparation stages, including consultation
- D: Local Plan Evidence Base
- E: Cabinet reports and minutes
- F: The Replacement Local Plan 2001-2016
Documents submitted during the Examination
Documents submitted Prior to Hearings
Documents submitted by the Inspector and the Council, and items from the Programme Officer. Documents in this section run from EX.101 to EX.136.
- View Documents submitted during the Examination (prior to hearings)
- View the Hearing Session Agendas
Hearing Statements submitted
The hearing statements submitted by representors, and the Council, in response to the Inspector's questions can be found using the links below.
- View the hearings statements - Matter 1 to Matter 8
- View the hearing statements - Matter 9 to Matter 17
Documents submitted during the Examination Hearings
These documents run from EX.201 to EX.243b.
Further Statements arising from Inspector's invitations during the hearings
This section of the library includes responses to invitations as covered in other library entries numbered EX224a, EX230a, and EX231a. These documents run from EX.301a to EX.310a.
Documents submitted following the close of the Hearings
These documents run from EX.401a to EX.413b. The Inspector's interim views on the Local Plan can be found in the EX.410 series, whilst the Cabinet papers can be found in the EX.413 series. All documents provided in this section were produced following the close of hearings (8 March) and the start of consultation on the Main Modifications (27 June).
Notes to the Hearings
Responses to consultation on revocation of Regional Strategy
See Programme Officer's email (Library item EX.406) for background details. The Council's response is within library document EX.407b.
Response to consultation on household projections
See Programme Officer's email (Library item EX.407c) for background details. The Council's response is within library document EX.407b.
Consultation on the Main Modifications
The Inspector set out his interim views on the modifications required to the policies which cover the strategic and land allocation aspects of the Local Plan, in order to make the Plan sound. The Inspector's letter, and the accompanying documents, can be found in EX.410a to EX.410i. In response to the Inspector's interim views, the Council prepared a series of Main and Minor Modifications to the Local Plan, which were approved by Council's Cabinet on 18 June 2013. Consultation on the Main Modifications ran for 6 weeks, from Thursday 27 June to Friday 9 August 2013. All comments received were then passed to the Planning Inspector for his consideration.
The full library of consultation documents, representations received and correspondence can be found as EX.8 documents.
Press notices were placed in the local paper to notify of submission of the Local Plan, notification of the Pre-Hearing Meeting and hearing dates, and consultation on the Main Modifications.