Call for sites reaches last week in Central Lancs

Interested parties have until this Friday, 9 November, to contribute to the first stage consultation on the Central Lancashire Local Plan covering Preston, South Ribble and Chorley.

The consultation, literally billed as Call for Sites is the first stage of the Local Plan review and is particularly targeting landowners, developers or any interested parties to submit details of sites available for development over the next 15 years.

Sites can be of any size or type, including occupied, vacant, derelict or undeveloped land. Proposals can be for any type of land use, including residential, commercial, retail, leisure or recreation, as the local authorities look to set in place a long-term plan for allocating development and protecting other sites.

Cllr Peter Moss, cabinet member for planning and regulations at Preston City Council, said: “Public consultation is a crucial part of developing our Local Plan, which is hugely important to residents and businesses.

“It enables councils and planners to identify key opportunities and to forward-plan. This is the stage where we need help in identifying those key sites, which can be developed in the coming years.

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with South Ribble and Chorley to develop the local plan for the needs of the wider Central Lancashire area, providing a more comprehensive understanding of the needs, opportunities and challenges.”

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