Neighbourhood Plan

Kelbrook & Sough make up a rural parish in the heart of the Pennines. Kelbrook is a great example of a traditional Pennine village and is a hidden gem in Pendle. Sough is a small village to the north of Kelbrook. We have chosen to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish under the remit of the Locality Act 2011.

The vision is to retain the rural nature of the parish, to encourage a greater sense of community, promote sustainable economic activity for current and future generations while retaining the rural, farming traditions of the area and encourage the protection of wildlife habitats and biodiversity.

Future development should maintain the unique character of the parish and meet the needs of residents at different stages of their lives through the adoption of appropriate building styles and green spaces.

The Kelbrook & Sough Neighbourhood Plan has been developed under the auspices of the Parish Council by a steering group created by the Parish Council. The steering group comprises of council members, a Borough councillor, a Planning Support Officer and residents of the parish.

Following a successful inspection by an independent examiner, the Final Version of the Neighbourhood Development Plan has been created. It can be found under ‘Final Version’ along with the examiner’s report. The Referendum was held on Thursday 27th October 2022 and the residents of the Parish voted to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan now forms part of the development plan for Pendle and will be used to help determine planning applications submitted in the Parish.

If you have any other questions, you can contact the Kelbrook and Sough Steering group at [email protected]