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Introduction

The council submitted their plan to the Planning Inspectorate on the 18 June 2021.

Part 1 of the plan is the Core Strategy, adopted in January 2016.  This Part 2 of the plan includes the proposed Site Allocations and Development Management Policies.

This page should be viewed alongside the Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Submission web page from which the original submission library and accompanying maps may be accessed.

That webpage also contains a full set of representations received by the council in response to the publication version which was subject to consultation between February and April 2021.

Further library items will be added to this Examination page as the examination progresses and representors and other interested parties are encouraged to view it on a regular basis for new items and the latest developments.

Latest news

30 March 2022 - The inspector has now issued his post-hearings letter and this may be viewed via library entry EL4.004.  The council have acknowledged his comments and are now working on a schedule of proposed modifications which will be subject to consultation in due course. In the meantime, no further comments should be sent to the inspector unless requested.

23 February 2022 - Following the hearings last December and the Inspector's request for additional information, the council have now produced the following documents:

  • Employment Land Update 2021 and Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Topic paper, together with supporting documents;
  • Infrastructure delivery Plan update, dated February 2022

These are now receiving the Inspector's attention and a further update regarding the progress of the Examination is expected to be provided in the near future. In the meantime, no submissions or comments should be sent regarding these latest items which are now available via the Examination Library entries EL4.002a-d and EL4.003.

20 December 2021 - The hearings held between 6 to 9 December have now concluded and no further information should be sent to the Inspector unless requested. The Inspector has requested the Council prepare additional evidence relating to employment land supply and delivery over the plan period and exceptional circumstances associated with the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone and the proposed Green Belt release. There will now be a short pause in the examination until this work is completed which is expected by the end of February 2022. 

Archived latest news

The inspector

Luke Fleming BSc (Hons) MRTPI has been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of the site allocations and development management policies plan and to subsequently issue a report with his conclusions. 

The programme officer

All correspondence to or from the Inspector will be via an independent programme officer and Tony Blackburn will fulfill this role. Items should be sent to him, preferably by email, to:

tony.blackburn@blackpool.gov.uk 

Or alternatively, by post to him at the following address:

15 Ottawa Close
Blackburn
BB2 7EB

Additionally he may be contacted by telephone on 01254 260286

The hearings

Publication stage representors were invited to participate in a series of hearings scheduled for 6 to 10 December 2021. The event was held via Microsoft Teams and was also open to observers.

 

Privacy notices

The council's privacy notice may be viewed by following the link at the bottom of this webpage. The Planning Inspectorate privacy notice may be viewed on their website

Examination library items

Items added following submission of the plan

Items added following Submission of the Plan

Document linkDocument title  DateAuthor 

  EL1.001a

 Blackpool SADMP Preliminary Matters

15 July 2021

Inspector

  EL1.001b

 Blackpool SADMP Preliminary Matters Addendum (Revised NPPF) 

26 July 2021

Inspector

  EL1.002a

 Preliminary Questions Response Table

23 August 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.002b

 Part 2 Main Modifications

23 August 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.002c

 Part 2 Additional Modifications

23 August 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.002d

 EZ Masterplan 2020 Plan

23 August 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.002e

 EZ Masterplan 2018

23 August 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.002f

 Consultation Report EZ Masterplan January 2018

23 August 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.003a

 Email from Programme Officer to Representors

20 September 2021

 Programme Officer

  EL1.003b

 Blackpool Guidance Notes

20 September 2021

 Inspector

  EL1.003c

 Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions

20 September 2021

 Inspector

  EL1.003d

  Blackpool Provisional Hearings Programme

20 September 2021

 Inspector

  EL1.003e

  List of Respondents 

20 September 2021

 Programme Officer

  EL1.004a

  Sport England Letter of Comfort

07 October 2021

 Sport England

  EL1.004b

  Historic England Statement of Common Ground

07 October 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.004c

  Natural England Statement of Common Ground 

22 October 2021

 Blackpool Council

  EL1.005a

  Blackpool Examination Hearing Agenda Day 1 (AM) Matter 1

30 November 2021

 Inspector

  EL1.005b

  Blackpool Examination Hearing Agenda Day 1 (PM) Matter 2

30 November 2021

 Inspector

  EL1.005c

  Blackpool Examination Hearing Agenda Day 2 (AM & PM) Matters 3 & 4

30 November 2021

 Insprector 

  EL1.005d

  Blackpool Examination Hearing Agenda Day 3 (AM & PM) Matter 5

30 November 2021

 Inspector

  EL1.005e

  Blackpool Examination Hearing Agenda Day 4 (AM) Matter 6

30 November 2021

 Inspector

  EL1.006

  Hearings participant list as at 29 November 2021

30 November 2021

 Programme Officer

   EL2

Responses to the Inspectors Matters, Issues and Questions

 

 

   EL2.001

  Home Builders Federation - Matter 5

01 November 2021

  Home Builders

  Federation

   EL2.002a

  Lichfields re Bourne Leisure Ltd - Matter 5

01 November 2021

  Lichfields

   EL2.002b

  Lichfields re Bourne Leisure Ltd - Matter 5 Appendix

01 November 2021

  Lichfields

   EL2.003

  Danielle Wane - Matters 1, 3-5

01 November 2021

  Danielle Wane

   EL2.004

  Redline Planning re Pavilion Property - Matter 5

01 November 2021

  Redline Planning

   EL2.005

  SSA Planning re KFC - Matter 5

02 November 2021

  SSA Planning

   EL2.006a

  Blackpool Council - Matter 1  

02 November 2021

  Blackpool Council

   EL2.006b

  Blackpool Council - Matter 2

 02 November 2021

  Blackpool Council

   EL2.006c

  Blackpool Council - Matter 3

 02 November 2021

  Blackpool Council

   EL2.006d

  Blackpool Council - Matter 4

 02 November 2021

  Blackpool Council 

   EL2.006e

  Blackpool Council - Matter 5

 02 November 2021

  Blackpool Council 

   EL2.006f

  Blackpool Council - Matter 6

 02 November 2021

  Blackpool Council

 

The following 11 items comprise appendices to the previous Council MIQ responses.

 

 

    EL2.006g

17/0495 Re Land at Westby with Plumptons - Fylde Planning Committee Report 

 02 November 2021

  Fylde Council 

    EL2.006h

 Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Memorandum of Understanding 

 02 November 2021

  The Secretary of

 State for Communities

 and Local Government,

  Blackpool Council,

  Fylde Council, 

  Lancashire

  Local Enterprise

  Partnership

    EL2.006i

 Appeal Decision Re 37 Hodder Avenue, Blackpool (APP/J2373/W/20/3259559) 

 02 November 2021

 

    EL2.006j

 Appeal Decision Re 7 Alwood Avenue, Blackpool (APP/J2373/W/20/3261988)

 02 November 2021

 

    EL2.006k

 Blackpool Employment Land Study 2013

 02 November 2021

 Blackpool Council

    EL2.006l

 Duty to Co-Operate Representations Table 

 02 November 2021

 Blackpool Council

    EL2.006m

 Extending Your Home SPD 2007

 02 November 2021

 Blackpool Council,

 Fylde Council,

 Wyre Council

    EL2.006n

 Enterprise Zone Delivery Plan Report

 02 November 2021

 *Blackpool Council

    EL2.006o

 Fylde Coast Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2013

 02 November 2021

 Turley Associates, Edge

 Analytics

    EL2.006p

 Holiday Accommodation SPD 2017

 02 November 2021

 Blackpool Council

    EL2.006q

 Student Accommodation Advice Note

02 November 2021

 Blackpool Council

 

*As the accountable body for the Enterprise Zone 

 

 

    EL2.007

The South Ribble Local Plan Inspectors Report 2015

26 November 2021

 

    EL3

Items added following the start of the hearings

 

 

    EL3.001

Opening Statement

06 December 2021

 Blackpool Council

    EL3.002a

Grand Union Investments Limited v Dacorum Borough Council

12 June 2014

 

    EL3.002b

 Keep Bourne End Green v Buckinghamshire Council

23 July 2020

 

    EL3.002c

 Compton Parish Council v Guildford Borough Council

04 December 2019

 

    EL3.003

 Alternative Green Belt Boundary at the BAEZ - Matter 5

09 December 2021

Blackpool Council

    EL4

 Items added following the close of hearings

   
    EL4.001  Blackpool Declaration on Healthy Weight  17 December 2021  Blackpool Council 
   EL4.002a  Employment Land Update 2021 and Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Topic paper  February 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL4.002b  Executive Report - Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone: Annual Review (15 July 2019) 15 July 2019  Blackpool Council
   EL4.002c  Executive Report - Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone: Annual Review (7 December 2020) 7 December 2020  Blackpool Council
   EL4.002d

 Executive Report - Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone: Annual Review (7 February 2022)

7 February 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL4.003  Infrastructure Delivery Plan - Update  February 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL4.004  Inspector Post Hearings Letter  21 March 2022  Inspector
 

 Blackpool Council Privacy Notice