'Planning' covers a range of different activities. The teams listed below deal with different aspects of planning. You can get detailed information on each team's work by clicking the links below, or clicking on the links 'in this section' on the right.
The Development Control Team deals with applications for planning permission, listed building and advertisment consent, and works to protected trees. This includes applications within conservation areas.The team also handles appeals against refusals of consent.
The team advises developers and householders, gives pre-application advice - and investigates possible breaches of planning control.
The team is here to help you if you are making an application - and also to help you have your say about planning applications.
If you have heard about a planning application and want to know more, search our online planning register/search facility for applications, appeals and decisions. You can also view the weekly list and monthly list of decisions. Register on the site to make comments on applications or to sign up for regular alerts about applications in your area.
Application search facility (takes you to our dedicated planning applications site - 'Public Access')
For details on registering to speak at Development Control Committee please click here.
The Policy and Environment Team is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the local planning policy framework.
The team is also responsible for aspects of the Council’s Heritage Conservation service.
The team also monitors the supply of housing land and deals with neighbourhood planning.
You can view the Council's planning policy documents and associated maps and the key evidence base studies by clicking the links from the Planning Policy page.
Pennine Lancashire Building Control deal with all building regulations applications and provides a full advisory service on all matters relating to building control.
Their work ensures that building regulations (which dictate minimum standards) are followed and that buildings are designed to safeguard the health and safety of users.