Header banner

You are here: Home > Local Plan > Written Statement



1.1 What is Burnley's Local Plan?

1.2 Local Plan Context

1.3 Sustainability Appraisal

1.4 Habitats Regulations Assessment

1.5 Development of the Local Plan

Spatial Portrait & Key Issues

2.1 Context

2.2 Population

2.3 Housing

2.4 Economy and Employment

2.5 Retail, Town Centres & Tourism

2.6 Built and Historic Environment

2.7 Natural Environment

2.8 Transport and Other Infrastructure

Spatial Vision and Objectives

3.1 A Vision for Burnley

3.2 Objectives

Strategic Policies

4.1 Achieving Sustainable Development

4.2 Housing Requirement

4.3 Employment Land Requirement

4.4 Development Strategy

4.5 Development Quality and Sustainability

4.6 Green Infrastructure

4.7 The Green Belt


5.1 Housing

Site Allocations

Affordable Housing

Housing Density and Mix

Housing Developments

House Extensions and Alterations

Agricultural and Rural Workers' Dwellings

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople's Provision

5.2 Economy and Employment

Site Allocations

Improving and Making Best Use of Existing Employment Land

Supporting New and Existing Businesses

Office Development

The Rural Economy

Conversion of Rural Buildings

Equestrian Development

5.3 Town Centres, Retail and Leisure

Retail Capacity

Hierarchy of Centres

Town Centres

Burnley Town Centre Development Opportunities

The Weavers' Triangle

District Centres

Hot Food Takeaways

Shopfront & Advertisement Design

5.4 Historic Environment

Identifying and Protecting Burnley's Historic Environment

Conserving and Enhancing Heritage Assets and their Settings

Conservation and Enhancement of Non-Designated Heritage Assets

Scheduled Monuments and Archaeology

5.5 Natural Environment

Protecting Biodiversity

Open Spaces

Landscape Character

Trees, Hedgerows and Woodland

Environmental Protection

5.6 Climate Change

Renewable Energy

Flood Risk

5.7 Infrastructure and Connectivity

Travel and Transport

Infrastructure and Planning Contributions

Social and Community Infrastructure


Taxi Booking Offices

Implementation and Monitoring

6.1 Implementation

6.2 Monitoring and Review

Appendix 1: Glossary

Appendix 2: Reference List

Appendix 3: List of Superseded Policies

Appendix 4: Designated Heritage Assets

Appendix 5: Housing Trajectory

Appendix 6: Main and Small Villages (Tiers 3 and 4) - Audit of Facilities - April 2016

Appendix 7: Protected Open Spaces

Appendix 8: Transport Assessments and Travel Plans

Appendix 9: Car Parking Standards

List of Policies

Policy SP1: Achieving Sustainable Development

Policy SP2: Housing Requirement 2012-2032

Policy SP3: Employment Land Requirement 2012-2032

Policy SP4: Development Strategy

Policy SP5: Development Quality and Sustainability

Policy SP6: Green Infrastructure

Policy SP7: Protecting the Green Belt

Policy HS1: Housing Allocations

Policy HS2: Affordable Housing Provision

Policy HS3: Housing Density and Mix

Policy HS4: Housing Developments

Policy HS5: House Extensions and Alterations

Policy HS6: Agricultural Workers' Dwellings

Policy HS7: Gypsy and Traveller Site Criteria

Policy HS8: Gypsy and Traveller Site Occupancy Condition

Policy EMP1: Employment Allocations

Policy EMP2: Protected Employment Sites

Policy EMP3: Supporting Employment Development

Policy EMP4: Office Development

Policy EMP5: Rural Business & Diversification

Policy EMP6: Conversion of Rural Buildings

Policy EMP7: Equestrian Development

Policy TC1: Retail Hierarchy

Policy TC2: Development within Burnley and Padiham Town Centres

Policy TC3: Burnley Town Centre - Primary and Secondary Frontages

Policy TC4: Development Opportunities in Burnley Town Centre

Policy TC5: Uses within the Weavers' Triangle

Policy TC6: District Centres

Policy TC7: Hot Food Takeaways

Policy TC8: Shopfront & Advertisement Design

Policy HE1: Identifying and Protecting Burnley's Historic Environment

Policy HE2: Designated Heritage Assets: Listed Buildings; Conservation Areas; and Registered Parks and Gardens

Policy HE3: Non-Designated Heritage Assets

Policy HE4: Scheduled Monuments and Archaeological Assets

Policy NE1: Biodiversity and Ecological Networks

Policy NE2: Protected Open Space

Policy NE3: Landscape Character

Policy NE4: Trees, Hedgerows and Woodland

Policy NE5: Environmental Protection

Policy CC1: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy (not including Wind Energy)

Policy CC2: Suitable Areas for Wind Energy Development

Policy CC3: Wind Energy Development

Policy CC4: Development and Flood Risk

Policy CC5: Surface Water Management and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

Policy IC1: Sustainable Travel

Policy IC2: Managing Transport and Travel Impacts

Policy IC3: Car Parking Standards

Policy IC4: Infrastructure and Planning Contributions

Policy IC5: Protection and Provision of Social and Community Infrastructure

Policy IC6: Telecommunications

Policy IC7: Taxis and Taxi Booking Offices

List of Tables, Figures & Maps

Figure 1: Location of Burnley and Pennine Lancashire

Table 1: House Purchase Affordability Ratios 2017

Figure 2: Burnley's job types

Figure 3: Hameldon Hill Safeguarded Consultation Zone

Figure 4: Key Diagram

Table 2: Green Infrastructure Types and Functions

Figure 5: Burnley Green Infrastructure Key Diagram

Table 3: Suggested Property Size and Type - 2016 SHMA

Table 4: Requirement for Gypsy and Traveller Pitches 2012 - 2026

Table 5: Burnley renewable energy deployment projections, 2020 and 2030

Table 6: Sensitivity of Burnley Landscape Character Types to Wind Energy Development

Table 7: Turbine sizes and Outputs

Table 8: Monitoring Framework

Table 9: Thresholds for Transport Assessments, Statements and Travel Plans