Blackburn with Darwen Planning Consultation - Have Your Say

Blackburn with Darwen Planning Consultation - Have Your Say

4th of February, 2022

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is updating the current adopted local plans, specifically the Core Strategy (adopted 2011) and the Site Allocations and Development
Management Policies (adopted 2015). This will lead to a new Local Plan to replace the existing adopted plans, and will cover the period 2021 to 2037.

Mellor is not included within Blackburn with Darwen Council area; however it is adjacent to Blackburn with Darwen & therefore you may have comments to make on the plans.

The draft Local Plan and Policies Maps along with supporting evidence are being made available for a six-week consultation period from 4th February 2022 until 18th March
2022. This is your final chance to influence the preparation of this key document
before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. BwD Council will also be using the Local Plan examination to confirm the Council’s Five Year Housing Land Supply

The consultation documents, including interactive Policies maps can be viewed on the Council’s website at or by scanning the QR code provided in the attached Consultation Letter.

Consultation events

Two Local Plan consultation events will be held on:

  • Tuesday 1st March 2022 at Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street 12-7pm
  • Wednesday 2nd March 2022 at Darwen Youth Club, Knott Street 12-7pm.

Officers will be in attendance to answer any questions you have on the plans.