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About Planning Policy

These pages describe the work of the planning policy department

Preston Local Plan

The Local Plan will identify where new housing, employment, retail, leisure and open space will go in the next 15 years.

Neighbourhood Plans

The government has given communities the right to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their areas.

North West Preston Masterplan

The adopted Central Lancashire Core Strategy identifies North West Preston as a Strategic Location for Development.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Supplementary Planning Documents give further guidance on specific policy topic areas.

Central Lancashire Core Strategy

The Core Strategy was prepared jointly by Preston, Chorley and South Ribble Council and was adopted in July 2012.

Preston City Centre Plan

The City Centre Plan is an Area Action Plan, and will sit alongside our Preston Local Plan.

Brownfield Land Register

The register identifies land suitable for housing to provide information on local availability.

Community Infrastructure Levy

The CIL is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments in their area.