Nearly all planning applications affecting the Parish are included on the Parish Council agenda for consideration. The Parish Council does not determine the planning application, its role is to notify Chorley Council of any local concerns.
Parish Councillors consider the applications and make comments to Chorley Council based on local knowledge and comments exchanged by the public attending the Parish Council meeting.
The final decision is always taken by the Chorley Council.
To read more about planning within Chorley Council visit their website at www.chorley.gov.uk/planning .
Planning applications are assessed according to the Local Development Framework. The Framework comprises:
- Core strategy
- Local plan
- Supplementary planning documents
- Affordable housing
- Re-use of employment premises
- Rural development
- Access to healthy food
- Design guide