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Burnley Local Plan

Burnley Council officers are continuing to make progress on work to develop the new Local Plan which will help shape the borough over the next two decades.

It is a long and complex process to create one of the most important documents the council produces, securing investment in new homes and jobs in the borough.

There are, at this stage, a few outstanding technical issues that need to be resolved. As a result a decision has been made to re-schedule the dates on which the executive and full council were due to discuss the Local Plan. The new dates are to be confirmed.

Don’t let thieves steal your Christmas

Burnley Council has launched a festive safety message to residents – don’t let thieves steal your Christmas.

Council officers feature in a series of short videos on social media giving simple but useful tips on how to avoid criminals spoiling your Christmas spirit.

From keeping your ho-ho-home safe to pointing out that only Santa has a magical vehicle, the slightly tongue-in-cheek videos show how to have a Merry Christmas and make sure your only headaches are down to good spirits, not bad ones.

Work to start on Vision Park

Trebor Developments, working in partnership with Burnley Council, has exchanged contracts as developer to deliver the first phase of industrial development at the prestigious Vision Park site in Burnley.

Trebor has appointed Barnfield Construction Limited as itsprincipal contractor to carry out the construction, with a start on the site next to UCLan/Burnley College in January 2017 for completion in summer 2017.

Primark is coming to Burnley

Burnley Council has welcomed the announcement that Primark is establishing a new store in Burnley town centre.

Politicians and town hall officials have worked closely with Addington Capital on the deal, which will bring the popular clothes retailer to Charter Walk Shopping Centre.

The new Primark store will be on Curzon Street, next door to Next, in space which is currently occupied by Wilko.

Town centre businesses back “keep it clean” call

Town centre traders in Burnley have thrown their weight behind a campaign to encourage people to keep the shopping centre clean and tidy.

Work on a £3 million regeneration of the centre has been temporarily suspended to make sure that it does not disrupt the busy run-up to Christmas. But the work that has been completed so far gives a taste of how fresh and modern Burnley centre will look once the scheme is completed.

And traders are keen to get shoppers and other visitors on board to help keep it that way.

Landlords praised for their professional approach

Landlords and managing agents have been praised for their professional approach to looking after their properties and tenants.

The three organisations have been presented with certificates to mark their successful applications to Burnley Council’s good landlord and agent scheme (GLAS).

Mujeeb Rehman, of RPC Lettings, has also become the first landlord to achieve the gold standard as part of the scheme.

Burnley shortlisted for national ‘driving growth’ award

Council’s work to support established firms and attract new employers to borough recognised

Burnley Council has been recognised for its partnership work with business to develop economic growth in the area.

The shortlist for the national Local Government Chronicle Awards has just been announced, and Burnley has taken a place in the ‘Driving Growth’ category.

Taxi drivers’ positive response to CSE training

Taxi drivers in Burnley have responded positively to training that will help them take part in the fight against child abuse.

Burnley Council introduced the training to raise child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness among taxi drivers, in line with advice and guidance from national experts, in the summer.

Since then 308 drivers have completed the course and a further 242 people are booked on for training (out of 657 clients).

Civic Remembrance Sunday service in Burnley

Arrangements have been made for the annual Service of Remembrance to be held at the Peace Garden, Croft Street, Burnley on Sunday, 13th November.

The service will start shortly before 11a.m and will be conducted by the Bishop of Burnley Reverend Philip North, Father Roger Parker, Chaplain to the Royal British Legion, Reverend Patrick Senior Chaplain to the Mayor of Burnley, and Father Brian Keeley.  Members of the public attending are asked to be at the Peace Garden no later than 10.45am.

Get your creative juices flowing at Burnley’s Literary Festival

Fancy yourself as a writer or a creative comic? – take advantage of free creative writing and comic workshops – your writing could win you a signed Jack Vettriano print

The countdown is on to Burnley’s first ever Literary Festival - a ten day festival, over the half term period, between the 29th October and 7th November, with events taking place across Burney Town Centre.

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