Landscape strategy

Guidance to assist in submitting planning applications which have landscape impacts.

Local Nature Recovery Strategy

Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are locally led collaborative strategies to drive nature's recovery and provide wider environmental improvements established by the Environment Act 2021.

Lancashire woodland vision

Information and guidance regarding new woodland planting and woodland management.

Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021 – 2027

How we will manage local flood risk from sources in our area.

Flood risk asset register

A register and record of all structures and features that may have an effect on flood risk in the area.

Flood investigation policy prior to 1 March 2024

Our legal requirements to investigate flood incidents and the criteria we will apply in deciding whether or not an investigation is appropriate.

Ordinary watercourse regulation policy

How we will undertake our responsibilities for ordinary watercourse regulation and enforcement. (PDF 312 KB)

Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan

The Lancashire Rights of Way Improvement Plan (RoWIP) sets out how Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council intends to manage and improve the public rights of way network in order give better provision for walkers, cyclists, equestrians and people with mobility problems.

Ash die back

Ash are one of the most prominent trees in our gardens, fields and hedges, and urgent action is needed by the owners of infected trees to ensure they don't become a danger to people or property.

Environment and climate strategy 2023-2025

Providing major reductions in waste and emissions and providing for the recovery of nature in our outstanding county.

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.

Waste and recycling

Municipal waste management strategy.

Lancashire Historic Environment Record (LHER) charging policy

Scale of charges for the commercial use of information provided by the LHER valid from 1st September 2023