Planning Policy (Local Plan)

Planning Policy (Local Plan)

Planning Policy (Local Plan)

Current Planning Policies
Click here to view the adopted Fylde Borough Local Plan (As Altered October 2005) and interactive proposals map
Emerging Planning Policies
Click here to view information on the submitted Fylde Local Plan to 2032 and supporting evidence base
Neighbourhood Planning
Click here to view information on emerging Neighbourhood Plans in Fylde
Brownfield Register
The government have recently introduced a legal requirement for councils to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land that is considered appropriate for residential development. For more information and to view the register click here.
Canopies and Glazed Extensions on Commercial Forecourts: A Design Note - Consultation
To view the document and make representations please click on the link above.

The planning policy team is responsible for preparing local planning policies that shape how places will be developed in the future. More information on this and other responsibilities can be found below.

Information about Planning Policy in Fylde

Planning policies and proposals for development and use of land in the Borough is set out in the 'development plan'. The Fylde Borough Local Plan (As Altered) (Oct 2005) is part of the existing development plan. The Council has adopted supplementary planning guidance / documents which also form part of the development plan.

The Council previously operated an Interim Housing Policy it was resolved at the Development Management Committee on 17 June 2015 to approve the draft policies in the Housing Chapter (Chapter 10: Provision of Homes in Fylde) of the Fylde Local Plan to 2032 - Revised Preferred Option for immediate use as 'Interim Housing Policies' for use by the Development Management Committee and for decisions determined under Delegated Authority by the Head of Planning.

The government introduced major changes to the planning system in 2012. National planning policy is now set out under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which was published in March 2012. The NPPF requires each local council, in conjunction with local people, to prepare a Local Plan that contains local planning policies for the Borough. The Council is currently in the process of preparing the new Local Plan. More information on the emerging Local Plan can be found by clicking here. The NPPF also enables the preparation of Neighbourhood Plans which set out planning policies at the neighbourhood level. More information about neighbourhood planning can be found by clicking here.

Other responsibilities

The planning policy team produce an annual Housing Land Schedule and Industrial Land Schedule which lists all current and completed planning applications for dwellings and industrial use. The team also have some involvement in listed buildings and conservation areas work.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy team. You can email us at, or write to us at the address below:

Planning Policy
Fylde Borough Council
Town Hall
Lytham St Annes