Central Lancashire Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation 19th December 2022 to 24th February 2023

The Central Lancashire Authorities of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley are undertaking a review of the development plan(s) for the area and are working towards the preparation of a Joint Local Plan for Central Lancashire. This will be a single planning document comprising strategic and development management policies as well as site allocations for future development across the three authorities. Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide the future growth and development of the Central Lancashire area and replace the Central Lancashire Core Strategy (adopted in 2012) and the other Development Plan Documents adopted by the three Central Lancashire Authorities (the Local Plans adopted in 2015 and the Preston City Centre Plan adopted in 2016).

The Preferred Options Consultation will be undertaken in two parts; during this Part One stage we are consulting on the direction of emerging policies, development requirements for housing and employment, and potential site allocations for these uses. The Part Two consultation document (to be released during summer 2023) will comprise a full suite of draft policies, both strategic and development management (non-strategic) policies, in addition to proposed allocations for all land uses. It will also set out the infrastructure that will be required to support the growth that is planned for Central Lancashire.

Consultation on the Part One document will run from 18:00 hours on Monday 19th December 2022 until 23:59 on Friday 24th February 2023. All consultation documents will be available to download from 18:00 hours on Monday 19th December at

We encourage you to respond online to this consultation because it will be much easier for us to understand what you want to tell us. You can access the consultation documents and give us your views here: There are a series of questions we would like you to consider answering as part of this consultation, but you only need to respond to those questions most relevant to you.

You can also go to your local library to look at this consultation and to get help responding online. We are also holding a series of drop in events across Chorley, Preston and South Ribble during the consultation period where you can come and talk to us about the Local Plan. A full list of the events and deposit points is enclosed at the end of this letter.

If you would prefer to submit your response in writing, please ensure you make it clear which questions you are responding to in your submission. You can send these to us by email at

Or in writing to:
Preferred Options Consultation
Central Lancashire Local Plan Team
Civic Offices
Union Street

All responses must be received by 23.59 on Friday 24th February 2023.

List of Preferred Options Drop in events:

LPA Ward/
Community Hubs
Weekday Date Time Venue
South Ribble Leyland Thursday 12/01/2023 2- 6pm  


Civic Centre



South Ribble Eastern Wednesday 01/02/2023 1-3pm and 5-7pm  


Canberra Club



South Ribble Penwortham Monday 16/01/2023 1-3pm and 5-7pm  

Penwortham Arts Centre


South Ribble Western Thursday 26/01/2023 1-3pm and 5-7pm  


Longton Library



South Ribble Bamber Bridge. Lostock Hall & Walton Le Dale Wednesday 25/01/2023 1-3pm and 5-7pm Bamber Bridge Methodist Church