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Burnley's local plan back on the agenda

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11:22am 12th July 2018
(Updated 12:57pm 12th July 2018)

Burnley Council's executive is being asked to recommend to full council that it adopts a modified version of the borough's new local plan.

The local plan sets out policies to guide the amount, location and quality of development and to protect the borough's environment and heritage. The decision to recommend the adoption of the new plan follows many years of consultation with local residents, businesses and voluntary and community groups.

The plan has been subject to a rigorous examination by an independent, impartial, planning inspector appointed by a senior Government minister.

In a number of public hearings in November and December 2017, the inspector considered in detail the council's submission local plan, and listened to the concerns of neighbourhood representatives, interest groups and developers amongst other, as well as considering many written representations.

Following the hearing, the inspector issued a schedule of modifications that he required in order for the plan to be sound. The council invited representations on these modifications in March and April of this year.

The inspector has now submitted his report to the council on the changes to be made to the plan. The modifications, which must be accepted by the council, include:

  • Lowering the amount of employment land required in the borough from 90 hectares to at least 66 hectares, to better align the housing and employment growth targets, leaving a residual requirement of 28ha.
  • As a result of the modification to reduce the amount of employment land required, the final plan removes two sites that were proposed in the draft plan: Shuttleworth Mead South and the Burnley Bridge extension.
  • Deletion of the gypsy and traveller site at Oswald Street. Instead, the council will, in due course, develop alternative proposals for a gypsy and traveller site(s) in a separate planning document.
  • Removal of the council's proposals for specific quality standards for developments on green field sites generally.

The council's executive will consider the final version of the plan at its meeting on 19th July. Should the executive endorse the plan, the final decision on whether to adopt it will be taken at a meeting of the full council on 31st July.

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