The Core Strategy has been informed by various stages of consultation during its preparation and a number of documents have been prepared.
Further information can be found on the examination webpage.
Submission - 19 December 2014
Blackpool Council submitted the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the 19 December 2014.
Proposed submission (June 2014)
The Council consulted on the Core Strategy Proposed Submission between the 4 July and the 29 August 2014, in order for representations to be made prior to its submission to the Secretary of State for Examination.
Proposed Submission Core Strategy (June 2014)
Proposed Submission Policies Maps (April 2014)
Statement of Consultation (April 2014)
Schedule of Representations: Revised Preferred Option
Proposed Submission Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal: Non Technical Report
Proposed Submission Core Strategy Sustainability Report: Full Report with Appendices
Blackpool Council Response to the Proposed Submission Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal (June 2014)
Proposed Habitats Regulation Assessment (May 2014)
Infrastructure and Delivery Plan (June 2014)
Local Development Scheme
Revised preferred option
Consultation on the Core Strategy Revised Preferred Option commenced on the 7 June 2012 for six weeks until 20 July 2012 along with the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment.
The need for changes to the Core Strategy document since the Preferred Option consultation in 2010 had arisen from:
- Responding to representations received to the previous Core Strategy consultations.
- The new localism agenda, including the localism act, pending abolition of RSS and publication of the NPPF.
- New updated evidence base
Core Strategy Revised Preferred Option
Sustainability Appraisal - Non Technical Summary
Response to Sustainability Appraisal
Response to representations received to Need for New Homes to 2027 consultation Nov-Dec 2010
Response to representations received to Blackpool Core Strategy Preferred Option consultation April 2010
Housing Technical Paper - May 2012
Employment Land Technical Paper May 2012
Marton Moss drop in event - Exhibition Boards
Neighbourhood Planning Leaflet
The Need for New Homes to 2027 (Interim Housing Consultation November 2010)
In response to all the consultation representations received at the Preferred Option stage and in light of the impending revocation of all Regional Spatial Strategies specifically the regional housing figures, Blackpool Council prepared a report setting out proposed new housing requirements for Blackpool to 2027.
Consultation on The Need for New Homes took place between 8 November 2010 and 6 December 2010.
Marton Moss Summary [PDF 175KB]
Need for New Homes Report
Preferred Option (April 2010)
Consultation on the Core Strategy Preferred Option commenced on the 10 May 2010 for a period of 8 weeks until 31 July 2010.
The Preferred Option identified the preferred way forward for Blackpool, and set out, for consultation, the Council’s draft strategic policies accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment.
Core Strategy Preferred Option [PDF 14.08MB]
Sustainability Appraisal of Core Strategy Preferred Option
Sustainability Appraisal Appendices of Core Strategy Preferred Option
Sustainability Appraisal Non Technical Summary of Core Strategy Preferred Option
Habitat Regulations Scoping Report [PDF 762KB]
Equality Impact Assessment [PDF 240KB]
Issues and Options June 2008
The Core Strategy Issues and Options document went out to consultation from 18 July 2008 until 26 September 2008.
Core Strategy Issues and Options June 2008 [PDF 7.10MB]
Reports to Council on Core Strategy Issues and Options (February 2009, July 2009 and March 2010) [PDF 6.94MB]
Sustainability Appraisal – Assessment of Strategic Options (2008)