Local Plan

The Local Plan was approved by Council for publication on 22 January. The publication period is Friday 30 January to Friday 27 March.

Cabinet Council Report Jan 2015 (pdf 616 KB)
Draft Local Plan for Sefton (pdf 6.89 MB)

Since the deadline for Planning Committee, changes have been made to sections 3 & 4 of Policy MN3 ‘Strategic Mixed Use Allocation – Land east of Maghull’ to ensure a more comprehensive and co-ordinated approach to the proposed development of this site. The previous version that is to be reported to Planning Committee can be viewed on the Planning Committee Agenda for 12 January 2015.

Changes Made To Local Plan Policies Since Overview And Scrutiny (pdf 166 KB)
Southport map (pdf 1.03 MB)
Formby map (pdf 990 KB)
Bootle And Crosby map (pdf 1.34 MB)
Sefton East Parishes map (pdf 1.4 MB)
Overview of Nature Designations (pdf 1.13 MB)
Proposed Green Belt (pdf 611 KB)
Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan December 2014 (pdf 1.1 MB)
Local Plan Equalities Impact Assessment (pdf 543 KB)

Local Plan Site Selection

Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) 

Report of Preferred Options Consultation (Part 1)

Report of Preferred Options Consultation (Part 2)

Emerging Local Plan Publication Draft - By chapter

Front Page (pdf 47 KB)
List Of Chapters And Policies (pdf 255 KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (pdf 287 KB)
Chapter 2 - Duty To Co Operate (pdf 268 KB)
Chapter 3 - Profile Of Sefton (pdf 712 KB)
Chapter 4 - Key Issues and Challenges, Vision and Objectives (pdf 368 KB)
Chapter 5 - Developing a strategy for Sefton (pdf 442 KB)
Chapter 5A - Sustainable Development (pdf 220 KB)
Chapter 6 - Meeting Sefton's Needs (pdf 585 KB)
Chapter 7 - Economic Development And Regeneration (pdf 483 KB)
Chapter 8 - Housing And Communities (pdf 525 KB)
Chapter 9 - Infrastructure (pdf 282 KB)
Chapter 10 - Design and Environmental Quality (pdf 545 KB)
Chapter 11 - Natural and Heritage Assets (pdf 571 KB)
Chapter 12 - Plan Implementation and Monitoring (pdf 271 KB)
Appendix 1 - Site Specific Requirements (pdf 380 KB)
Appendix 2 - Nature Conservation Enhancement (pdf 516 KB)
Appendix 3 - Local Plan Monitoring (pdf 354 KB)
Appendix 4 - Supplementary Planning Documents (pdf 245 KB)


What is the Local Plan?

The Local Plan will shape the future of Sefton for years to come. It will set out how new development will be managed in the period from 2015 to 2030, it encourages sustainable development and economic growth and it gives current and future generations more opportunities to live and work in Sefton’s outstanding environment.

What is the next stage?

  • We are currently working on our Local Plan Publication draft.
  • The Publication Draft version of the Local Plan is due to be reported to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 9 December, Planning Committee on 12 January and Cabinet on 15 January 2015. Council will be asked to approve the Plan for publication on 22 January.  The 8 week publication period is due to start late January.
  • Further information can be found in the Local Development Scheme
  • A Waste Local Plan for Merseyside was adopted in July 2013. This forms part of Sefton’s development plan.