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.


Enabling compliance with relevant legislation, national policies and initiatives relating to ecology, biodiversity and wildlife protection.

Mandatory biodiversity net gain (BNG)

Development that aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than it was beforehand.

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.

Historic Environment Record

The Historic Environment Record contains information on more than 35,000 known sites across Lancashire.

Public health and spatial planning

Public health advisory notes aimed at local planners and decision makers including hot food takeaways and active design.

Land compensation claims

For residential property that has depreciated in value, by physical factors resulting from public works , where no land is acquired.