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A neighbourhood plan is a way of helping local communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work.

It can be used to:

  • Develop a shared vision for your neighbourhood
  • Choose where new homes, shops, offices and other development should be built
  • Identify and protect important local green spaces
  • Influence what new buildings should look like

General neighbourhood plan guidance and details of funding available to assist in producing a neighbourhood plan.

Application form for area and forum designation.

Marton Moss neighbourhood plan

Recent consultation

Consultation on the Draft Marton Moss Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14) ended on 19 April 2022.

Further information can be found on the Neighbourhood Forum's website.

To make contact with the Forum please email

Further information and background

Designating the Marton Moss Neighbourhood Area and Forum

The council formally designated the Marton Moss Neighbourhood Area and the Marton Moss Neighbourhood Forum on the 26 March 2019, following a 6 week consultation period which ran between 21 January 2019 and the 4 March 2019.  The council's decision is available below:

The application, supporting documents and a schedule of representations are available below:

Marton Moss neighbourhood planning approach

The core strategy was adopted in January 2016 and identifies the remaining lands at Marton Moss as being integral to the local distinctiveness of Blackpool and is highly valued by the local community.

Policy CS26 sets out a neighbourhood planning approach. This means getting the community more involved in deciding what they want for the area, for example how to retain the Moss’ distinctive character as well as deciding where and what type of development may be acceptable.

The Council undertook consultation events in November 2017 and the local community voted in favour of producing their own Neighbourhood Plan.  For more information on the consultation process and the results, please see the documents below.

Evidence base

Blackpool Local Plan, Part 1 - Core Strategy 2012-2027 

Blackpool Local Plan 2001-2016 Saved Polices 

Marton Moss Background Paper 2009

Marton Moss Characterisation Study 2009

Marton Moss/M55 Hub Traffic Impact Assessment 2011

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2014

Fylde Coast Authorities Gypsy and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment

Local Transport Plan Strategy

Fylde Coast Highways and Transport Masterplan 2015  

M55 Habitats Survey 2009

Blackpool's Nature and Conservation Statement 2012