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Local plan part 2 examination

Introduction

The council submitted their plan to the Planning Inspectorate on 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

9 September 2022 - Responses received in respect of the Main Modifications consultation have now been added to the library below as item EL5.009. The Inspector is now considering these in the context of progressing his final report and no further evidence should be submitted unless requested. 

27 July 2022 - The council is consulting on the Proposed Main Modifications for 6 weeks commencing 27 July and closing at 5.00pm on 7 September 2022. Relevant documents may be found in the EL5 library section below; in particular, please read EL5.001 before making representations and also the comments in the Main Modifications paragraph below.

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 fulfil 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.

Local Plan Part 2 - Main Modifications Consultation 

27 July to 7 September 2022

The council is currently consulting on the Proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan Part 2 from Wednesday 27 July to 5.00pm on 7 September 2022.

During this time you are invited to make comments on the Proposed Main Modifications and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and HRA Addendums. The inspector will consider all comments made on the main modifications prior to issuing his final recommendations in The inspector's Report.

The council submitted the Local Plan Part 2 to the government in June 2021 and the planning inspector (Mr Luke Fleming) held an examination in public with hearing sessions during December 2021. A number of changes to the Local Plan Part 2 are now being proposed, which reflect the discussions at the hearing sessions. These changes are known as 'modifications' and there are two types:

  • Main modifications change a policy and are considered by The inspector to be necessary to make the plan sound or legally compliant.
  • Additional modifications don't change a policy and are generally factual updates and corrections.

This consultation is on the main modifications only. However, the additional modifications have also been published for reference.

This consultation is your chance to tell the council whether the proposed main modifications are 'legally compliant' (meet the relevant legislation) and whether they are 'sound' (positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy). Comments on the proposed main modifications can only be accepted if they relate to soundness and legal compliance. Further information can be found in the guidance note below.

***Please note that comments on any other matter, such as the content of the Local Plan Part 2, will not be accepted as this consultation is concerned with the Main Modifications and any policies maps changes only.***

In addition, comments are also invited on the Employment Land Update 2021 and Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Topic Paper (Feb 2022), IDP Update (Feb 2022) and Addendum to the Housing Topic Paper (2021) (July 2022). These additional evidence base documents have informed some of the Main Modifications and are listed under Examination Library items EL4.002a-d, EL4.003 and EL4.006.

The main modifications supporting documents are available to view in the Examination Library under item EL5: Main Modifications Public Consultation.

Making a comment

The easiest way to make comments on the Main Modifications is by completing a Representation Form (Please read the guidance note prior to completing the form)

Copies of the main modifications, additional evidence base documents and other supporting documents are also available at the Customer First Centre by appointment during the consultation period. A representation form can also be posted out on request.

Your comments must be received by 5.00pm on 7 September 2022. Comments received after this deadline cannot be accepted. 

 

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

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

(As the accountable body for the Enterprise Zone)

    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

    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
   EL4.005  Local Development Scheme (July 2022) 21 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL4.006  Addendum to the Housing Topic paper (2021) (July 2022) 22 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5 Main Modifications Public Consultation     
   EL5.001  Consultation Letter  27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.002  Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications   27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.003  Schedule of Additional (Minor) Modifications  27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.004  Publication Policies Map - Schedule of proposed Changes   27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.005  Sustainability Appraisal Addendum - Main Modifications   27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.006  Habitat Regulations Assessment Addendum - Main Modifications   27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.007   Representation Form  27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.008   Guidance Note  27 July 2022  Blackpool Council
   EL5.009   Main Modifications Consultation Responses

 July -

 September   2022

 Various - see document page 3

 

Blackpool Council privacy notice