Getting involved

Details of the Local Plan documents currently being consulted on by Knowsley Council are listed below.

We are currently consulting on the following documents:-

*CLOSED* - Draft Adding Social Value to Development: Employment and Skills SPD 

This document has been prepared by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The SPD is driven by the Council’s aspiration to see additional benefits (known as social value) incorporated into its housing and other development opportunities.  Social value is the additional economic, social and environmental benefits that can be created as part of a development.  By seeking to capture social value from major developments, whilst such schemes are at the planning stage, the Council can achieve significant added value benefits for the people of Knowsley, particularly in the area of employment and skills, to which this SPD relates. This consultation is now closed, no further comments will be accepted. All comments received within the consultation period are now being considered.

Consultation Documents

Additional Documents


*CLOSED* - Proposed amendment to New Residential Development Supplementary Planning Document

Knowsley Council is proposing to make a change to its adopted New Residential Development Supplementary Planning Document. This will add a requirement for electric vehicle charging points to be provided in new residential developments. This consultation is now closed, no further comments will be accepted. All comments received within the consultation period are now being considered.

Consultation Documents

Additional Documents

How can I find out more and submit my views?

 
One stop shops and libraries: Hard copies of the draft Adding Social Value to Development: Education and Skills SPD and Proposed amendment to New Residential Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) along with relevant supporting documents can be found at all Council libraries and One Stop Shops during normal opening hours (see Knowsley Council website for up to date times), during the relevant consultation periods.
 
Returning responses*: You can return responses via email localplan@knowsley.gov.uk Should you wish to submit your comments in hard copy, printed response forms are available at Council libraries and One Stop Shops, and on request from the Local Plan team. These can be posted to us at the below address.
 
Contact us: Further information can be obtained by contacting the Council’s Local Plan Team by:
 

  • Email: localplan@knowsley.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 0151 443 2326
  • Post: Local Plan Team, Knowsley Council, Ground Floor, Yorkon Building, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 9FB (postage required)

 
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 *Responses which do not include your name and address will not be taken into account by the Council. Comments provided as part of a representation on a planning consultation cannot be treated as confidential, as the Council is required to make representations available for public inspection. However in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the personal information you provide will only be used by the Council for the purposes of preparing the Council’s Local Plan and supporting documents. Personal details, including signatures, postal address, private telephone numbers and email addresses will not be published on the Council’s website and will be redacted on any hard copies made available for public inspection. We will not pass on any personal information that you have given us to third parties for commercial use. Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council complies with the GDPR and good practice for the handling of personal data contained within the regulation.


Should you require information about any of the previous consultations please contact the Local Plan Team on 0151 443 2326.

Local Plan Consultation Database

New data protection rules (the General Data Protection Regulation) come into force on 25th May 2018. In anticipation of this and in order for us to remain compliant with the new data protection regulations it is now necessary to gain your consent to store your personal information, and to specify for what purposes your information will be used.
We are required by the regulations to make you aware of the following;

  1. Your personal details will be held on our database for the purposes of informing you when there is an update to Knowsley’s Local Plan and associated policy documents. (Please note this does not include updates to Planning Applications, this is a separate department and you must contact Development Management directly for this).
  2. Your information will only be used by the Council for this purpose and will not be shared with third parties.
  3. You can unsubscribe from the Local Plan Consultation database at any time by contacting the Local Plan team, either by;
  • Email: localplan@knowsley.gov.uk  (please put ‘unsubscribe’ as the subject line).
  • Telephone: 0151 443 2326
  • Post: Local Plan Team, Knowsley Council, Ground Floor, Yorkon Building, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 9FB (postage required)

By requesting to be included on our database, you are registering your consent to 'opt-in' to receive communication from us. We will keep a record of how and when we obtained your consent, and this will be stored alongside your personal details.

If you would like to be added to our current database and wish to be informed of future Local Plan consultations you can register your details by contacting us at:

  • Email: localplan@knowsley.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 0151 443 2326
  • Post: Local Plan Team, Knowsley Council, Ground Floor, Yorkon Building, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 9FB (postage required)