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Preferred Options

We consulted on the Local Plan Review Preferred Options (LPRPO) document from 12 October - 13 December 2018.  We are now processing the 2,000 or so representations that have been received.  Please follow the link below to see the text of the representations processed so far. 

(Under 'Closed Consultations', click on 'Preferred Options Consultation', then 'View Submitted Responses'.  You can use the 'Search' facility to look for particular keywords.)

The Preferred Options Document

The LPRPO document has been developed by considering the information in our evidence base, and the results of previous public consultation on the Scope, Issues and Options for a new Local Plan. It also takes into account the latest government policy, most notably the recently revised National Planning Policy Framework.

Plans of the proposed allocations can be found in the Appendix of the Preferred Options document.  To view larger, more readable plans for the individual sites please use the link below.

You may also find it useful to read frequently asked questions about the Local Plan Review. 

Supporting documents and evidence

  • View all the evidence supporting the Preferred Options document


Consultation events

We held nine events across the Borough to enable people to ask officers any questions they had about the preferred options.  The locations were Bickerstaffe Four Lane Ends Mission Hall, Chapel Gallery Ormskirk (2 events), Parbold Village Hall, Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre (2), Tarleton Cricket Club, The Grove, Burscough, and Halsall Memorial Hall.

We sent a newspaper wrap/leaflet to homes and businesses in the Borough to publicise the consultation.


What happens next?

Following the close of the Preferred Options consultation, we will consider all the comments we receive and prepare a final draft Local Plan, known as the 'Publication version'. We will invite comments on this, and then submit the Plan and the comments to the government, who will appoint an independent planning inspector to publicly examine the Plan.