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Wyre's emerging new local plan

Wyre's emerging new local plan will set out a vision for growth and development of the entire borough to 2031, including where new homes, employment and shops will be located as well as which areas will be protected.

Submission draft Wyre local plan

On the 23 January 2018, the council submitted the local plan and its supporting documents for independent examination to the Secretary of State. Further information is available on the submission and examination wepbages.

The Council has given notice to all Local Plan consultees that the Local Plan hearings will start Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 9:30am at Wyre Civic Centre. The full programme (dates, times and topics) will be published in due course on the examination web page.

Publication draft Wyre local plan

The council invited representations on the publication draft Wyre local plan and sustainability appraisal from Friday 22 September 2017 to 5.00pm Friday 3 November 2017. 

The council received 1,151 valid representations from 253 individuals and organisations. The full original representations (personal details redacted) received are available to view in representor ID order at item ED120 of the submission document library. A summary and the council’s response to each representation is available at item SD007g statement of consultation appendix 14. The council’s response to subject matters frequently raised are available in the statement of consultation appendices listed below:

Previous consultation

The council carried out a public consultation on issues and options between June and August 2015 and produced a briefing note in August 2016 to provide an update on the local plan progress.

To help understand the process of the new local plan, the council has also prepared a questions and answers sheet. 

Local plan consultation database

If you want to hear more about the local plan process the council operates, you can sign up to the local plan consultation database

Local plan evidence

The council has prepared an evidence base to inform the local plan. The evidence has been made available on the council’s website as it has been completed. 


An indicative timetable is set out below. A more detailed timetable is set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS)

Please note: there has been some slippage regarding the date for submitting the plan to the inspector for examination compared to the LDS timetable.




On-going to September 2017

Publication of local plan for public consultation

September 2017

Submission plan to inspector for examination

 January 2018

Hearings held by inspector

Spring 2018

Local plan adopted by full council

End 2018

Contact us

For any enquiries regarding the local plan please contact the planning policy team:

Council Services