- Consultation on the draft Masterplan for the development of land allocated for residential development at Lambs Road/Raikes Road, Thornton has now closed.
The council has published an amended version (v. 1.2) of its Guidance on the Preparation of Masterplans. The revised Guidance deletes the final paragraph (para. 9.2) of the previous version as it does not fully reflect local planning policy and the need to provide a masterplan where required.
What is a masterplan?
“Masterplans are about setting out a vision for an area undergoing change and a strategy for implementing that vision. They are about taking the initiative in terms of design, layout, houses, jobs and service. Critically, they must show local people what an area might look like in the future.” (Our towns and cities: the future - Delivering an Urban Renaissance, DETR, 2000).
Masterplanning is about place making. A good masterplan should tell a ‘story’ about the place as it is now and how it will be in the future through the development of the site in question.
The local plan requires the preparation of ‘masterplans’ for certain residential and mixed use allocations before planning permission will be granted. The requirement for a masterplan is essential to ensure that each site is brought forward in a comprehensive and cohesive manner that contributes to the creation of sustainable places.
A masterplan is a document that – through plans, drawings and text - will determine key aspects of the future development such as the:
- Distribution and interrelationship of activities/uses
- Relationship between spaces and buildings (existing and new)
- Degree of ‘permeability’ – visual and physical
- Best location of different type of uses
- Movement networks within and out with the site
- Provision of infrastructure
Developing a masterplan will be a collaborative process between landowners and stakeholders involving setting a shared vision, agreeing objectives and priorities, generating options and resolving issues. The process will include effective community engagement and consultation.
The masterplan process
The council has produced guidance for landowners, developers and local communities on the masterplanning process.
Details (including consultations) of emerging masterplans will be added below when available.
|Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone Masterplan||Adopted - 28 November 2018|
|Great Eccleston extension Masterplan||Approved - 4 December 2019|
|Hollins Lane Masterplan||Approved - 31 July 2019|
|Land West of the A6, Garstang Masterplan||Approved - 4 December 2019|
|Forton Extension Masterplan||Approved - 24 July 2020|
|Land South of Blackpool Road, Poulton-le-Fylde Masterplan||Consultation has now closed - under consideration|
|Lambs Road/Raikes Road, Thornton Masterplan||Consultation has now closed - under consideration|
Any enquiries regarding Masterplanning, please contact the planning policy team.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01253 891000
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