Residents are being asked to provide their thoughts on 55 green space sites within their borough which have been identified by the council. 

People in Pendle can now express their views on local green space following a consultation on the new Pendle Local Plan earlier this year, where Pendle Council asked people to nominate sites for designation as local green space.

A total of 55 sites were put forward for consideration and all of them have now been assessed.

Councillor Asjad Mahmood, leader of Pendle Council, said: “Local green space offers sites that are important to a local community, with special protection against development.

“We are asking if people agree with the council’s assessment of the identified sites in the document. If not, then they should give their reasons in writing.

“We would welcome additional evidence to help show why each site holds a particular local significance in terms of its beauty, tranquillity, historic significance, recreational or wildlife value.”

Councillor Tom Whipp, executive portfolio holder for planning, added: “The purpose of the Local Plan is to make Pendle a better place for residents and businesses. 

“Our key challenge is balancing the need to provide new homes and employment opportunities with the need to protect the environment, including identifying sites for local green space.”

The consultation provides the opportunity for the people of Pendle to give their feedback on this assessment.

Unfortunately, there is no opportunity to identify new sites.

All comments must be submitted in writing and backed by evidence wherever possible.  

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday November 27.

There is further information on the council’s website

Please send your comments to: or Planning Policy, Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson BB9 7LG