Nearly all planning applications affecting the Parish are included on the Parish Council agenda for consideration. The Parish Council does not determine the planning application, its role is to notify the Chorley Council of any local concerns.

Parish Councillors consider the applications and make comments to Chorley Council based on local knowledge and comments exchanged by the public attending the Parish Council meeting.

The final decision is always taken by Chorley Council.

Planning applications are assessed according to the Local Development Framework (planning policy) The Framework comprises of:

  • Core strategy
  • Local plan
  • Supplementary planning documents
    1. Affordable housing
    2. Re-use of employment premises
    3. Rural development
    4. Access to healthy food
    5. Design guide

All the documents can be accessed on the Chorley Council website by clicking the button below.

View Chorley Council Planning Documents

The local plan, affordable housing and rural development are frequently referred to when considering applications in Clayton-le-Woods.