The Council submitted their Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate on 20th July 2017.
This Examination page should be viewed alongside the Submission webpage from which the original submission documents and library may be accessed. (See link on the right of this page). The submission library also contains a full set of representations submitted at the Local Plan publication (proposed submission) stage.
Further Examination Library
The Further Examination Library includes a list the documents submitted to and issued by the Inspector as the Examination progressed.
Mr Kevin Ward BA (Hons) MRTPI was appointed to undertake an independent examination and subsequently issue a report with his conclusions.
All correspondence to, or from, the Inspector was via an independent Programme Officer. Following the receipt of the Inspector's final Report on 9th July 2018, the Programme Officer is no long in place.
The Planning Inspectorate returned the final version of the Inspector's Report on 9th July. The Inspector's Report and main modifications can be viewed via the link on the right of this page.
Following its meeting on 19th July, the Council's Executive Committee recommended to full Council that the modified version of Burnley's new local plan be adopted.
The Plan was adopted by full Council on 31st July 2018.
The following content will remain available for the time being and will be archived in October 2018.
Local Plan Latest News
31st July 2017
The examination process is now in the early stages. The hearings, when all matters and issues will be discussed, are likely to start in November. However details and dates will be confirmed in September.
18th September 2017
The Local Plan Inspector, Mr Kevin Ward, BA (Hons) MRTPI, has provided the following documents:
- Guidance Notes relating to the Local Plan Examination
- The Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions ('MIQs')
- Draft Timetable for the Examination Hearing Sessions
These documents have been issued to all Publication stage representors and can be viewed in 'Further Examination Library Items' accessed via the link at the top of this page.
26th September 2017
Formal Notice of the Examination Hearings has today been served by the Council.
The hearings commence on 7th November 2017. A copy of the Notice of the Hearings and full timetable can be viewed in the Examination Library accessed via the Link at the top of this page.
6th October 2017
The Council have provided a report "Burnley SHMA Addendum 2014-based SNHP Update" for consideration. The report is available to view on the Examination Library page accessed via the link under 'In this Section' at the top of this page.
13th October 2017
The Local Plan Hearings will commence on 7th November at Burnley Town Hall. The Inspector has finalised the timetable including the participants for each session. The full timetable can be viewed in 'Further Examination Library Items' via the link at the top of this page.
Statements in Response to the Inspector's Matters and Issues Paper
Statements for the hearing sessions, based on the Inspectors Matters and Issues Paper, have been submitted and are available to view from the Further Examination Library Items page under the header Stage 1 MIQ Responses
1st November 2017
The Local Plan Examination Hearings commence next Tuesday, 7th November. Agendas for each of the hearing sessions are being produced and are available in the Examination Library Items page. Copies are also being sent to the participants for each session as they become available.
7th November 2017
The Local Plan Hearing Sessions commenced today, Tuesday 7th November. Please check the Examination Library Items page for any additional documents added as a result of discussions during the Hearings.
14th November 2017
An additional hearing session has been scheduled for Wednesday 29th November at 1:30pm. The session is to conclude the discussions on Matter 4, Economy and Employment which was not completed on Friday 10th November. An agenda for the hearing and a new overall timetable are available from the Examination Library Items page.
16th November 2017
The Hearings for Matter 5 Housing Site Allocations take place next week, 21st - 24th November. Agendas for each of the hearing sessions are available from the Examination Library Items page.
9th March 2018
Following the completion of the Local Plan Examination Hearings in December, the Inspector, Mr Ward, proposed a number of modifications to the plan which he considers to be necessary to make the plan 'sound'.
The Council have produced a Schedule of Main Modifications and a consultation period will now allow for representation to be made on the Main Modifications. The consultation period will run from today, 9th March, until midnight on Friday 27th April. It is important to note that comments should be confined to the Modifications only, not the Submitted Local Plan itself.
The Council will manage the consultation and details on how to view the relevant documents and make representation are on the Council's webpage 'Burnley Local Plan - Main Modifications Consultation'
The documents can also be viewed on the Further Examination Library Items page accessed via the 'In this Section' link at the top right of this page.
Following the end of the Main Modifications consultation period, the Council collated all responses received and they were submitted to the Inspector for consideration.
Mr Ward is now working on his final report and, subject to quality assurance checks, it is anticipated that the final report will be ready in July.
The Planning Inspectorate returned the final version of the Inspector's Report on the Local Plan on 9th July. The Inspector's Report and main modifications can be viewed via the link on the right of this page.
Following their meeting on 19th July, the Council's Executive Committee recommended to full Council that the modified version of Burnley's new local plan be adopted.
The Plan was adopted at full Council on 31st July 2018.