Local Plan

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
  • Around 1200 individual comments were received during the consultation phase, which will be used along with further studies
  • 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.

Key documents

Draft [preferred options] Local Plan 2013 (pdf 6.26 MB)
Southport North Policy Map (pdf 1.87 MB)
Southport South Policy Map (pdf 2.69 MB)
Formby Policy Map (pdf 2.32 MB)
Crosby Policy Map (pdf 2.65 MB)
Bootle and Netherton Policy Map (pdf 2.8 MB)
Maghull North Policy Map (pdf 1.96 MB)
Maghull South Policy Map (pdf 2.64 MB)
Report to Planning Committee and Cabinet January 2014 (pdf 227 KB)
Report of consultation January 2014 (pdf 5.53 MB)
Core Strategy Options Paper Sustainability Appraisal 2011 (pdf 3.92 MB)
Report of Core Strategy Options Consultation February 2012 (pdf 3.88 MB)
Core Strategy Options Paper Sustainability Appraisal 2011 (pdf 97 KB)
Housing Technical Paper 2013 (pdf 885 KB)
Local Plan Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 391 KB)
Newspaper 'wraparound' advertising 2013 Local Plan consultation (pdf 435 KB)
Sefton Local Plan - Transport Modelling Option Testing (April 2013) (pdf 2.79 MB)