Adopted Core Strategy

Core Strategy Submission Stage

Core Strategy - Submission Information

The Core Strategy is a Development Plan Document (DPD) that forms part of Ribble Valley's Local Development Framework. It sets the framework for development in the Borough for the period 2008-2028.

What does 'submission' mean?

Local Authorities must submit all development plan documents to the Secretary of State and they are then reviewed by independent planning inspectors (from the national Planning Inspectorate) in a process known as Examination in Public. The Examination is the last stage of the process for producing a development plan document.  Earlier stages of preparing the Core Strategy DPD included various consultations, giving the opportunity for everyone with an interest in the document to be involved and have the chance to comment.

Approval was granted by Full Council on 28 August 2012 to submit the Core Strategy to the Secretary of State.  The document was formally submitted on 28 September 2012 to the Secretary of State.

A full list of the documents submitted are available to view and download on the Core Strategy Submission Documents page.

Alternatively, they can be viewed during normal opening hours at:

Contact Centre, Level B
The Council Offices
Church Walk

Please telephone 01200 425111 to arrange an appointment.

They will also be available at the following libraries during their normal opening hours:

  • Chatburn Library, Sawley Road, Chatburn
  • Clitheroe Library, Church Street, Clitheroe
  • Longridge Library, Berry Lane, Longridge
  • Mellor Library, St Mary's Gardens, Mellor
  • Read Library, Jubilee Street, Read
  • Whalley Library, Abbey Road, Whalley.

Note: all documents other than the Submission Documents are available at the libraries in electronic format on CD only.

In addition the Submission Documents will be available to view at the following locations during their normal opening hours:

  • Longridge Civic Hall; and
  • The Station Buildings, Longridge

Copies of documents can be made available at a charge.

Public Examination and Information

Information relating to the Core Strategy Public Examination along with further information submitted to support the examination process can be found on the Public Examination Information page.

Contact Details and Further Information

Now the Core Strategy has been submitted, the overall Examination process will be managed by the Council's appointed Programme Officer.

Mrs Michelle Haworth
Examination Office
Council Offices
Church Walk


Tel: 0789 6064236

Questions or queries regarding the examination should be directed to the Programme Officer who will be able to assist with all appropriate information.