Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England Lancashire branch has launched a manifesto to urge the new People's Government to protect our countryside and ensure that any development is sympathetic to the area and takes into account the existing community and infrastructure. The charity is asking people to lobby Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham to push for this manifesto.
A letter template is included in the link at
Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document
A Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is being prepared by Burnley Council as part of its planning policy framework. The Council is inviting you to comment on a draft of this document as part of an 8-week public consultation between Friday 17 January 2020 and Friday 13 March 2020.
The purpose of the draft SPD
The SPD supplements the policies of Burnley’s Local Plan 2012-2032. SPDs elaborate upon the policy and proposals in Local Plans but do not have their formal statutory ‘Development Plan’ status. They are, however, material considerations in the consideration of relevant development proposals.
Policy IC4 of the Local Plan sets out the policy for seeking planning contributions and the SPD is intended to provide information on how this policy and other policies requiring affordable housing or specific infrastructure will be interpreted and applied.
The SPD covers contributes towards infrastructure,
affordable Housing and other matters.
The SPD also takes account of recent changes to legislation and national policy including a change which means that contributions from any number of schemes may once again be ‘pooled’ towards the cost of a piece of infrastructure, subject still to each satisfying the relevant legal and policy tests.
Viewing the draft SPD
The draft SPD can be viewed on the Council’s website at:
Paper copies are available at the Council’s Contact Burnley Offices and Burnley and Padiham Libraries during their opening hours.
Commenting on the SPD
If you wish to submit comments on the draft SPD these should be received by the Council no later than 5pm on Friday 13 March 2020 in order make sure they can be taken into consideration. The Council’s preferred method for receiving consultation responses is via e-mail to
Alternatively you can submit your comments by post to the address below
Burnley Borough Council
Economy and Growth
Burnley, Lancashire BB11 9SA
Please note that your comments cannot be treated as confidential and can be inspected on request and may be published on the Council’s website. Your signature, phone number and email address will not be disclosed or published.