Onshore oil and gas supplementary planning document consultation

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Purpose The minerals and waste planning authorities of Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (the Joint Authorities) intend to prepare a Supplementary Planning Document on Onshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Distribution.

A Supplementary Planning Document is a document which can be prepared to add further detail to the policies in the local plan and provide further guidance on particular issues. It cannot introduce new planning policies; they can only be contained in a local plan.

It is intended that the Supplementary Planning Document will provide guidance on the interpretation and application of the policies in the adopted Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Site Allocation and Development Management Local Plan, describing how these policies can be applied to developments for onshore oil and gas exploration, production and distribution.

At this stage we are consulting on the scope and level of detail that should be included in the Supplementary Planning Document. This consultation seeks to ensure any issues which may influence the content of the document are identified at the beginning of the drafting process.

Later in the year there will be an opportunity to make detailed comments on a consultation draft Supplementary Planning Document, during an eight week consultation. Key proposed dates for the next step in the production of the Supplementary Planning Document are described below:
- This consultation - 27 June to 25 July
- Preparation of SPD following scoping - summer
- Reports to Joint Advisory Committee for Strategic Planning and the responsible Executive Member at each of the Joint Authorities - September 2014
- Consultation on SPD - October - November 2014

These dates are indicative and may be subject to change, please check the Council's website for up to date information (www.lancashire.gov.uk/mwdf).
Subject Other topic
Commissioned by Planning policy group
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Written consultation
Consultation with Businesses
General public
Public authorities
Special interest group
Date 27/06/2014 - 25/07/2014
Undertaken by Planning policy group

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Contact information

For more information about this research contact:

Richard Sharples
01772 534294

Email: lmwf@lancashire.gov.uk