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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.

Wyre Publication Draft Local Plan – Proposed Main Modifications

Following the Examination Hearing Sessions held in May and June 2018, Inspector Mark Dakeyne BA (Hons) MRTPI has recommended a number of Main Modifications i.e. changes to the Publication Draft Plan that he considers necessary to make it sound.

Information on the Examination is set out on the Examination webpage.

The council invited representations on the Main Modifications and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Addendum from Wednesday 12 September to 5.00pm Wednesday 24 October 2018. The consultation has now closed.

Details of the consultation can be found on the Consultation webpage.

The Main Modifications are proposed without prejudice to the Inspector's final conclusions which will be set out in his report in due course and will take account of the representations submitted in response to the Main Modifications consultation.

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. The examination period starts from submission until the council receives the Inspectors final report. The Local plan hearings sessions form part of the examination and took place during May and the beginning of June 2018. Further information is available on the submission and examination wepbages.

 Updates including further examination items will be published 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