Planning

Lancashire County Council is the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority for Lancashire. We deal with mineral and waste developments and the county council's own development proposals. Your district council is responsible for domestic and commercial planning applications.

Current and determined planning applications

You can view current planning applications on the planning register.

Have your say about a planning application

You can make representations regarding any planning applications that we are responsible for.

Planning application process

Advice and guidance to ensure that the planning applications we deal with are in line with policy and legislation.

Enforcing planning permissions and investigating complaints

We monitor planning permissions and investigate complaints about minerals extraction developments, waste management developments and the council's own developments.

Local planning policy for minerals and waste

We set the Minerals and Waste Local Plan working with Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Planning obligations for developers

We may negotiate planning obligations with developers to offset the effects of new developments.

Sustainable drainage systems and the planning process

How to apply for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) approval for developments.

Major planning applications

Large scale planning applications in Lancashire including shale gas developments.