Call for Sites

Last year we wrote a blog about the Call for Sites that was launched by the Central Lancashire Local Plan Team – covering Chorley, Preston and South Ribble. The consultation was closed on the 9th November 2018, and according to the Central Lancashire Local Plan Team, a range of suggestions were received both for the protection of existing allocated sites and for the development and reallocation of land across the three boroughs.

The second stage of the consultation has now begun, with a second stage of ‘Call for Sites now underway. Open until Monday 8th April, once again, individuals, developers or any interested parties are being invited to submit details of any sites across the three authority areas that may be available for development over the next 15 years.

As well as giving the public the chance to have their say on which areas of land should and shouldn’t be developed, there is also a clear opportunity here for landowners themselves that may want to consider selling all or part of their land for development.

Sites can be any size or type; including occupied; vacant, derelict or undeveloped land and proposals can be for any type of land use, including residential, commercial, retail, leisure or recreation. To submit land under the latest Call for Sites, you will be required to provide site and land ownership details, as well as an expectation of when the site would become available. Sites that have already been sent during the first Call for Sites are being assessed and do not need to be submitted again.

The consultation’s remit is to look at how to meet Central Lancashire’s housing and infrastructure needs over the coming decades. The consultation will give all stakeholders and members of the public a chance to have their say on future development in Central Lancashire, with views sought as to the key issues affecting your area, and consideration for the sites put forward for development.

The resulting new ‘Central Lancashire Local Plan’ will form an overarching document covering the whole cross-borough housing market area.

The Call for Sites is an ideal opportunity for landowners, especially those who have previously considered selling their land for development.

Lea Hough has a team that specialise in helping land owners secure planning permission, increasing the land’s attractiveness to developers and as such, its potential sale value. In light of the Call for Sites 2 across Central Lancashire, we would be happy to speak to landowners without charge or obligation.

To speak to a member of the Lea Hough team about our services for both landowners and developers concerning planning and development, please contact us.

More information about the Central Lancashire Local Plan and the Call for Sites 2 can be obtained here.


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