PLANS to shape Burnley's housing future have been sent off to the government for examination.

Burnley's Local Plan will now be looked at by planning inspector Kevin Ward, chosen by the secretary of State for Examination, to look at the document.

The plans have set out space to build 2,483 homes across the borough, will now go into a six-week consultation period.

The 274-page document, released by Burnley Council, identifies several sites to be built on within the next 15 years.

Drop in sessions were held for residents to inspect the plans and express their concerns and praises and any comments which would be put forward to the inspector.

A Burnley Council spokesman said the inspector will check the documents for its legal compliance and soundness.