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The Planning Policy team is responsible for preparing and reviewing the development plan documents which set out how land and buildings in the area should be used.
Preston City Council has produced and adopted a Shopfront Design Guide. The purpose is to provide design guidance relating to the repair, maintenance or installation of shopfronts.
The Core Strategy was jointly prepared and adopted in July 2012. The purpose of the Core Strategy is to set the overall strategic direction for planning over 2010 to 2026.
These plans are intended to enable communities to have more say in guiding future development within their areas and prepared by a town or parish council.
The brownfield land register identifies land suitable for housing to provide up-to-date, good quality and clear information on local availability.
These pages describe the work of the planning policy department
The Local Plan will identify where new housing, employment, retail, leisure and open space will go in the next 15 years.
The government has given communities the right to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their areas.
The adopted Central Lancashire Core Strategy identifies North West Preston as a Strategic Location for Development.
Supplementary Planning Documents give further guidance on specific policy topic areas.
The Core Strategy was prepared jointly by Preston, Chorley and South Ribble Council and was adopted in July 2012.
The City Centre Plan is an Area Action Plan, and will sit alongside our Preston Local Plan.
The register identifies land suitable for housing to provide information on local availability.
The CIL is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area.