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Planning policy

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The Planning Policy team is responsible for preparing and reviewing the development plan documents.

These documents set out how land and buildings in the area should be used by the local planning authority to determine planning applications.

All our planning policies have to fit with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which is used in the decision making process.

Central Lancashire Local Plan

Joint partnership work with South Ribble and Chorley Council. This link will redirect you to the Central Lancashire website.

Central Lancashire Core Strategy

The Strategy sets the overall strategic direction for planning over the period 2010 to 2026, in line with national policies.

Preston City Centre Plan

The adopted City Centre plan which is an area action plan and sits alongside our Preston Local Plan.


The latest Housing Land Position Statement from March 2019 until March 2013.

Planning policy consultations

Current Planning policy consultations and information on the joint Local Plan.

Brownfield Land Register

The register identifies land suitable for housing to provide information on local availability.

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