Preston's Local Plan
The Preston Local Plan 2012-26 (Site Allocations and Development Management Policies (DPD) was adopted on 2 July 2015 and covers the period 2012 to 2026.
The role of the Preston Local Plan is twofold:
- To identify the scale of development and allocate sites to meet the development needs of Preston. This will achieve the vision for growth as outlined in the Central Lancashire Core Strategy.
- To identify key local issues and provide a set of policies to manage change. These will then be used by decision makers to determine planning applications. These are known as development Management (DM) Policies.
Together with the Central Lancashire Core Strategy adopted July 2012, forms the development plan for all parts of the City excluding the City Centre (which is covered by the City Centre Area Action Plan).