The new West Lancashire Local Plan was adopted by the Borough Council on 16 October 2013.
This followed consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Options document early in 2012. It included draft policies, as well as site allocations.
The key points in the document were:
Consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Options document ran from 5 January to 17 February 2012. You can see the comments received by following links on the WLBC web site. A feedback report was published and the plan was then considered at a public inquiry before being amended in accordance with advice from the planning inspector.
As far as Ormskirk is concerned, the key points in the Preferred Options document were:-
However, the last two proposals are entirely dependent on funding from central government and are therefore unlikely to proceed in current economic climate.
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West Lancashire Local Plan 2012 - 2027
West Lancashire Borough Council has developed a new local plan that will guide development in the Borough for the next fifteen years. The plan has already been through several stages of development and the final version can be found on the West Lancs Local Plan web site pages.