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News for residents

Consultation begins on proposed main modifications to Burnley’s new Local Plan

Burnley’s new Local Plan was submitted for independent examination by a Government-appointed inspector in 2017. 

Following his consideration of the plan and the representations made, including at the examination hearing sessions in November and December 2017, the inspector proposed a number of main modifications (ie changes to the Submitted Plan that he considers necessary to make it ‘sound’).

Volunteer Steve’s “impressive achievement”


One of the first items of business when councillors met in Burnley Town Hall this week was for the Mayor to award an official certificate of recognition to Mr Steven Pyecroft,

Steven has volunteered in Scott Park for the last three years. He began repairing and repainting benches in Scott Park together with other benches on Manchester Road and around Rosehill and some in Cliviger. 

Landlords fined a total of almost £30,000 for failing to meet licensing rules

Two private landlords in Burnley have been fined a total of more than £27,000 under enforcement powers introduced in the borough to help tackle “rogue” property owners and improve conditions for renters.

National Government legislation, which includes the use of civil penalty notices of up to £30,000 as an alternative to prosecution for first time offences, became council policy last year.

Liberata creates new jobs in Burnley

Burnley Council’s strategic partnership with Liberata is helping create new jobs, councillors will be told.

The council has just started its third year of its partnership with Liberata with the announcement that the private contractor is ahead of schedule in locating new jobs to the borough, with a further eight posts having been recently created to support the delivery of contracts with other local authorities.

Houses get a fresh new look

A series of facelifting improvements to properties across Burnley borough is under way.

An improvement scheme has recently been completed along Accrington Road, improving the appearance of shops and houses on this important gateway into Burnley.

Three blocks of terraced houses in Branch Road, facing the new housing development in Burnley Wood, have seen similar works undertaken, together with the backs of two blocks of terraced homes in Heap Street, Duke Bar.

Extra CCTV cameras will help fight crime in Padiham

Extra CCTV cameras are being installed in Padiham town centre thanks to funding from Burnley Council and Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Four new cameras will be installed in the area known locally as “the hill”, covering parts of Church Street and the main shopping street. They will be sited in an area which will benefit from the additional coverage.

The town’s four existing CCTV cameras will also be upgraded, from analogue to digital, as part of a long-term planned-for maintenance programme.

Wedding fair at Townley Hall

It may fall just after Valentine’s Day but love will still be in the air at Towneley Hall when a wedding fair is held at the historic hall.

From bridal dresses to bouquets, all things “wedding” will be on display on Sunday 18th February from noon to 3pm.

There will be a special gown show in the romantic surroundings of the eye-catching art gallery at 1.30pm.


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