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Blackburn with Darwen Local Plan
2018-2037 consultation:
8th January - 19th February 2021

A six-week public consultation on the Draft Local Plan will take place between Friday 8th January 2021 and Friday 19th February 2021.

This is the time to have your say on the emerging plans.

Please see below for all relevant information relating to the Draft Local Plan consultation.

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Current consultation documents

You can review the Draft Local Plan document and associated consultation material below:

Proposed policies map

The Policies Map identifies the areas for ‘Growth’, ‘Renewal’ and ‘Protection’ as set out in the Draft Local Plan document.

Have your say

A series of questions are raised throughout the Draft Local Plan document which are also set out in an online survey which can be accessed below (a short Resident’s Survey and longer technical survey are both available).

The Council will use the survey tool to manage all the responses received. We therefore strongly encourage you to use this online method to submit any responses to the Local Plan.

Alternatively however you may also:

  • Email comments to: forwardplanning@blackburn.gov.uk or
  • Post comments to: Growth Team, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Third Floor, One Cathedral Square, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 1FB.

Please note that any comments you make will be available for public inspection, including your name. Comments with no name and address will be treated as anonymous, and cannot be accepted. If you have any concerns regarding the use of your personal information, further details of how the Council uses your data can be found on the Council’s website: Privacy notice: Strategic Planning Consultations.

If you don’t wish to make any formal comments to the Consultation Draft Local Plan but would still like to be kept informed of future stages of consultation you can register your contact details with the Council using any of the communication options set out above.

Evidence base documents

The Draft Local Plan has been informed by a number of evidence base documents which are all available to view and comment on as part of this consultation. They can be accessed below:

Previous consultation documents

Public consultation on a ‘Local Plan - Issues and Options Consultation’ paper took place between 11th February 2019 and 1st April 2019. This document set out the key matters the Council considered needed to be addressed as part of the Draft Local Plan.

A Consultation Report has been prepared which summarises the representations received and the Council’s response/action taken. Comments made during this consultation have helped to shape the policies and proposals set out in the Draft Local Plan.

The Issues and Options consultation document and accompanying Consultation Report can be accessed below:

Next Steps

Consultation on the Draft Local Plan will end on Friday 19th February 2021.

The Council will consider all responses received during this consultation, and will continue working on its new Local Plan through 2021.

In response to consultation feedback, and potential Government planning reforms, the final plan may evolve from its present format. We aim to submit the Local Plan to the Government by the end of 2021, and hope to adopt it during 2022.

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