Planning Policy (Local Plan)

Planning Policy (Local Plan)

Planning Policy (Local Plan)

Publication Version Local Plan to 2032 - Consultation
Consultation took place on the Publication Version Local Plan to 2032 between 11 August until 22 September 2016, for more information please click on the link above.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule of the CIL took place between 11 August and 22 September 2016 for more information please click on link above.
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 emerging Fylde Local Plan to 2032 and supporting evidence base
Neighbourhood Planning
Click here to view information on emerging Neighbourhood Plans in Fylde
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool Improvement: Public Consultation Monday 5 September 2016 – Monday 17 October 2016
Highways England are inviting your views on proposed improvements to the A585 between Windy Harbour and Skippool junctions. The A585 is a strategic route linking the northern part of the Fylde peninsula with the M55 motorway and the rest of the UK. Currently the road experiences high levels of congestion in this area, particularly at the junction with the A586 at Little Singleton and at the junction with the A588 at Shard Road. The project aims to improve the A585 either by bypassing the congested junctions between Windy Harbour and Skippool or by significant improvement of these junctions. The objectives of the project are to: • Improve journey times and journey time reliability • Reduce congestion along the existing A585 • Reduce the impact of traffic on local communities, and create a safer environment for road users, pedestrians and local residents. Highways England are undertaking an early consultation stage on options for the scheme and are seeking your views on the proposals to help determine the preferred route. You can view their consultation information on their webpage at and fill in their online questionnaire to have your say. As part of the consultation they have arranged a series of consultation events where you can discuss the proposals with the project team. They are holding an event at Singleton Village Hall, Station Road, Singleton, FY6 8LL on Friday 16 September from 2pm to 8pm and Saturday 17 September from 10am to 4pm; and we will also be at Wyre Civic Centre, Breck Rd, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU on Wednesday 21 September from 4pm to 8pm.

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