Local Plan

The emerging Local Plan will be considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 9 December 2014.

Overview and Scrutiny Report, 9 December 2014 (pdf 459 KB)
Emerging Local Plan Publication Draft (pdf 7.35 MB)
Southport map (pdf 1.03 MB)
Formby map (pdf 988 KB)
Bootle and Crosby map (pdf 1.41 MB)
Maghull map (pdf 1.44 MB)
Overview of Nature Designations (pdf 554 KB)
Proposed Green Belt (pdf 611 KB)
Report of Consultation including Responses - Part 1 Policies (pdf 1.74 MB)
Report of Consultation including Responses - Part 2 Sites (pdf 3.79 MB)

Local Plan Site Selection

Emerging Local Plan Publication Draft - By chapter

Front Page (pdf 163 KB)
List Of Chapters And Policies (pdf 359 KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (pdf 283 KB)
Chapter 2 - Duty To Co Operate (pdf 357 KB)
Chapter 3 - Profile Of Sefton (pdf 716 KB)
Chapter 4 - Key Issues and Challenges, Vision and Objectives (pdf 470 KB)
Chapter 5 - Developing a strategy for Sefton (pdf 480 KB)
Chapter 5A - Sustainable Development (pdf 280 KB)
Chapter 6 - Meeting Sefton's Needs (pdf 705 KB)
Chapter 7 - Economic Development And Regeneration (pdf 481 KB)
Chapter 8 - Housing And Communities (pdf 638 KB)
Chapter 9 - Infrastructure (pdf 333 KB)
Chapter 10 - Design and Environmental Quality (pdf 673 KB)
Chapter 11 - Natural and Heritage Assets (pdf 709 KB)
Chapter 12 - Plan Implementation and Monitoring (pdf 268 KB)

It is important to note that this version of the Local Plan is not necessarily the final version and Overview and Scrutiny are not being asked to approve the Plan. We will be seeking approval of the Draft Plan for publication at Council on 22 January 2015.


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.