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General news

General news and event news.

Proposed Submission draft local plan to go to full council

Burnley Council’s executive has agreed to recommend that the latest version of the draft Local Plan – the Proposed Submission Plan - be approved by full council when it meets next week. 

Local authorities are required by legislation to prepare a local plan to set the local planning framework for their area.  Burnley’s Local Plan will cover the whole borough and looks ahead to 2032.  The plan will be used to guide decisions on planning applications and areas where investment should be prioritised.  It allocates sites that are needed to accommodate new houses and businesses.

Public asked their views on Padiham’s heritage plans

Residents and businesses are being asked their views on a draft management plan aimed at helping protect and enhance the special interest of Padiham conservation area.

The Padiham Conservation Area Management Plan outlines the measures for preservation and enhancement of the area for the period 2017 to 2027.  The involvement of the local community in preparing the management plan is an essential part of the process and the council is holding a public consultation on the draft plan between 27th March - 28th April. 

Burnley’s artefact tops History of Lancashire in 70 Objects list

An Edwardian vase from Towneley Hall, Burnley, has been chosen to represent the history of Lancashire.  

A beautiful Pilkington pot has been picked by judges as one of the artefacts for the History of Lancashire in 70 objects project.

Designed by Walter Crane in 1908, the vase will represent the area and along with other 69 other items will be featured in the Lancashire Life magazine later this year.

Towneley Park car park and picnic site to close temporarily

The car park and a picnic area in Towneley Park, Burnley, will be closed for three days this week while improvement works take place.

Barwise car park and picnic site will be closed from 7am Wednesday 22nd March due to a dozen trees being removed as part of a wider project to improve the Barwise area at Towneley Park.

The car park will re-open as normal on Saturday, 25th April.

Community clean-up campaign set to be launched

Councillors in Burnley are set to launch a community clean-up campaign across the borough.

Burnley Council’s executive is recommended to approve the programme of “targeted” activities when it meets on 27th March.

The aim is to tackle anti-social behavior and raise awareness about the impact of flytipping and other environmental crime.

The campaign will complement separate work being carried out by the council’s new private partner Kingdom Environmental Services which is introducing enforcement patrols to tackle littering and dog fouling from 10th April.

New joint venture to build homes in Burnley

Burnley Council has agreed to go ahead with a 10-year partnership with Barnfield Investment Properties to boost the borough’s housing market.

The new joint venture is a key part of the council’s housing strategy, said a report to the council’s executive.

Under the agreement the council will provide its own land, where appropriate, and the developer will fund and build houses. Any profits, over a set limit, would be divided between the council and the company.

Deadline for flood grants about to run out

Residents and business owners in Burnley borough planning to apply for financial support to make their property more resilient to flooding have until the end of the month to put in applications.

Burnley Council has been running a flood resilience grant scheme since floods affected parts of the borough on Boxing Day 2015. Under the scheme, properties that were flooded as a result of Storm Eva may be entitled to grants of up to £5,000, provided as part of government support. 

The deadline for applications is 31st March.

Lancashire's economic success highlighted at international expo

Burnley part of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership delegation promoting local investment opportunities at global property expo

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced its presence at MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes, France. It is anticipated that that around 23,000 delegates will attend the four-day event (which starts on March 14th), including potential investors, developers, property agents and policy makers drawn from across the globe.

Residents sign up to “keep Burnley clean” pledge

Residents joined senior councillors in pledging their support for efforts by Burnley Council to keep the town centre clean and tidy.

It comes a month before new, tougher enforcement action is introduced that will see £75 fines issued to those that drop litter or fail to clean up after their dogs.

Members of the public joined council leader Mark Townsend and other councillors in signing a “keep it tidy” pledge and support stronger action against those that spoil our borough.

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