Blackpool Local Plan 2001-2016

The Blackpool local plan (adopted in 2006) sets out the council's existing policies and proposals for the way in which land, buildings and infrastructure should be developed.

These include:

  • Sites proposed to be developed for housing, business/industry, retail, leisure and other purposes
  • Criteria against which proposals for the development and change of use of premises in other locations will be assessed
  • Policies on the design and layout of development proposals
  • The designation of areas to be protected from development
  • Proposals for the improvement of public areas and local infrastructure and facilities

This plan, for many years, has formed the basis against which applications for planning permission are considered. However, a number of policies have been superseded by the Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy (adopted January 2016). It will eventually be replaced in full once the Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Document has been adopted (currently under preparation). A number of policies in the 2006 Local Plan will continue to be 'saved' until the Local Plan Part 2 is adopted.

Blackpool Local Plan 2001-2016 [PDF 1.77MB]

Blackpool Local Plan Proposals Map [PDF]

Policies saved from the Blackpool Local Plan 2001-2016

Policies saved from the 2001-2016 Blackpool Local Plan
Policy numberPolicy name

RR1

Visitor Attractions

RR4

Amusement Arcades and Funfairs

RR11

Central Promenade and Seafront

RR12

Other Promenade Areas

RR15

Blackpool Zoo

SR1

Hounds Hill

SR5

Principal Retail Core

SR6

Retail/Cafe Zone

SR7

Mixed Use Zone

SR8

Leisure Zone

SR9

Use of Upper Floors

LQ1

Lifting the Quality of Design

LQ2

Site Context

LQ3

Layout of Streets and Spaces

LQ4

Building Design

LQ5

Public Realm Design

LQ6

Landscape Design and Biodiversity

LQ7

Strategic Views

LQ9

Listed Buildings

LQ10

Conservation Areas

LQ11

Shopfronts

LQ12

Security Shutters

LQ13

Advertisements and Signs

LQ14

Extensions and Alterations

LQ15

Telecommunications Development

HN4

Windfall Sites

HN5

Conversions and Sub-divisions

BH2

Talbot and Brunswick Priority Neighbourhood

BH3

Residential and Visitor Amenity

BH4

Public Health and Safety

BH5

Protection of Public Open Space

BH6

New Open Space Provision

BH7

Playing Fields and Sports Grounds

BH8

Open Land Meeting Community and Recreational Needs

BH9

Allotments

BH10

Open Space in New Housing Developments

BH13

District Centres

BH14

Local Centres

BH15

Change of Use of Premise Outside the Defined Centres

BH16

Shopping Development Outside Existing Frontages

BH17

Restaurants, Cafes, Public Houses, Hot Food Take-Aways

BH18

Amusement Centres

BH19

Neighbourhood Community Facilities

BH21

Protection of Community Facilities

BH22

Victoria Hospital

BH23

Blackpool and Fylde College

BH24

Residential Institutions and Community Care Residential Use

DE1

Industrial and Business Land Provision

DE2

Industrial Improvement Zones

DE3

Mixed Use Industrial Zones

DE4

Outside the Defined Industrial/Business Estates

NE1

Development within Green Belt

NE2

Countryside Areas

NE3

Replacement Dwellings and Extensions in the Countryside

NE4

SSSIs

NE5

Other Sites of Nature Conservation Value

NE6

Protected Species

NE7

Sites and Features of Landscape, Nature Conservation and Environmental Value

NE8

Urban Green space

NE9

The Coast and Foreshore

AS1

General Development Requirements

AS2

New Development with Significant Transport Implications

AS3

Provision for Walking and Cycling

AS5

Traffic Management

AS7

Aerodrome Safeguarding