On 19 July 2013, the Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy was submitted to national government.

On 19 July 2013, the Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy was submitted to national government. Following this, the Secretary of State has appointed a Planning Inspector to undertake an Examination in Public into the soundness and legal compliance of the Core Strategy.

Adoption of the Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy

On 6 January 2016, Knowsley Council adopted the Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy. Further information about the adoption version is available here.

Inspector's Report

The Inspector’s Report into the Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy is available to download here.

Key Submission Documents

Key Modifications Documents - July 2014 Hearings

Key Modification Documents - Autumn 2014 Public Consultation

Key Modification Documents - Autumn 2015 Public Consultation (Wind Energy)

The council has made paper copies of the key documents available at libraries across the borough during normal opening hours. For further information on the public consultation, please click here.

Examination News (visit section)

Find out up to date information about the examination and important organisational arrangements. This includes the Examination Programme and hearing dates, as well as details on the venue for the examination hearings.

You can also view documents submitted during the Examination including Hearing Statements and any correspondence with the Inspector, as well as any additional information submitted during the Examination process.

Examination Library (visit section)

The Examination Library is available to view online and documents can be downloaded. The documents are also available to view in hardcopy at the Huyton Municipal Buildings (Archway Road, Huyton, Liverpool L36 9YU). The Examination Library includes all Supporting and Evidence Base documents.

Programme Officer

The council has appointed a Programme Officer to work with the appointed Planning Inspector to undertake the Examination in Public. The Programme Officer organises the administration of the examination and acts as a liaison between the Inspector, the Council and examination participants, and should be the first point of contact for any queries regarding the examination. All correspondence for the inspector should therefore be sent to:

Paul Morris (Programme Officer)
Email [email protected] or call 0151 443 3077.

Programme Officer
Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy Examination
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
L36 9YU

Local Plan Team

For more general advice regarding the Local Plan you can call us on 0151 443 2326, email [email protected], or write to:

Knowsley Council
First Floor Annex
Municipal Buildings
Archway Road
L36 9YU

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