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Preferred Options

The Preferred Options Document

The LPRPO document has been prepared by considering the information in our evidence base, the results of previous public consultation on the plan, and the latest government policy.

Plans of the proposed site 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



We consulted on the Local Plan Review Preferred Options (LPRPO) document from 12 October - 13 December 2018.  We held events at Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Halsall, Ormskirk, Parbold, Skelmersdale and Tarleton, giving people a chance to question officers about the preferred options.  We sent a newspaper wrap/leaflet to homes and businesses in the Borough to publicise the consultation.

We are now considering the 1,600 or so representations that have been received.  Please follow the link below to see the text of the representations: 

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


What happens next?

We will consider all the comments received and prepare a final draft Local Plan, known as the 'Publication version'. At present, we are aiming for a date of June 2019 for the 'Publication' plan.  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.