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Local Plan Main Modifications ​

Halton Council is now consulting on the Proposed Main Modifications to the Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan 2014 - 2037, in accordance with the relevant legislation. The consultation started on Thursday 9th December 2021 and closes at noon on Friday 21st January 2022.

The Main Modifications proposed to be made to the Delivery and Allocations Local Plan are those that the Inspectors examining the Local Plan have identified as necessary in order for the Local Plan to be found ‘sound’. These are provided without prejudice to the Inspectors’ final conclusions, which will be provided in their Report in due course.

The relevant consultation documents include:


For reference:

​Representations can be submitted:

All representations must be received by the department by noon on Friday 21st January 2022.  Representations received after this date cannot be considered.

All representations received will be forwarded to the appointed Planning Inspectors for their consideration.

Representations should be made regarding legal compliance and soundness issues only. This is not an opportunity to raise again matters relating to other parts of the submitted Local Plan that have already been considered by the Inspectors during the Examination. The Inspectors will only consider representations from this consultation which relate specifically to the proposed Main Modifications.

Please note that all representations received within the consultation period will be made public and passed on to the Planning Inspectors. This will include the names and addresses of representors being made public, although other personal details will remain confidential. A full privacy notice can be viewed at http://www.halton.gov.uk/privacynotices.’

The council is unable to accept anonymous or confidential representations.

Paper copies of the above documents are also available for inspection at the Halton Direct Link (HDL) and libraries:

  • Widnes HDL
  • Halton Lea HDL
  • Widnes Library
  • Halton Lea Library
  • Ditton Library
  • Runcorn Library

Opening times of the Council’s Libraries can be found online at:


Further documents for background information are available via the main Examination Library page on the Council’s website.

For more information on the Local Plan, please contact the Planning Policy Team by telephone: 0151 511 6458 or email forward.planning@halton.gov.uk


Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (DALP).​

Local Plan Examination

Halton Borough Council submitted the Submission Delivery and Allocations Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination on 5th March 2020.

Planning Inspector Caroline Mulloy BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTP and David Troy BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI have been appointed to undertake an independent examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan.

The Inspectors have now confirmed that the hearing sessions forming part of the examination will open on Tuesday 9th March 2021.

The hearing sessions will take place online (using Microsoft Teams) and will be streamed live on YouTube  

The submitted documents include the following:

Programme Officer

Lynn Donnelly is the Programme Officer for the Examination, she is an impartial officer for the Examination and works under the direction of the Inspector.

Programme Officer Contact Details:

Lynn Donnelly

Local Plan Examination - Programme Officer

PO Box 317,



Tel:  0151 511 7035

Email: programmeofficer@halton.gov.uk

The programme Officer publishes documentation and other details about the Local Plan Examination, including the Examination Documents list.

List of Examination Documents (examination library) >>

Proposed Draft Submission (August 2019)​


The Council published the Proposed Submission Draft of the Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (DALP) for an eight week period of consultation from 25th July 2019 to 19th September 2019.

This Consultation has now closed.

This was the final round of public consultation on the content of the Local Plan prior to it being submitted to the Secretary of State who will appoint an independent Inspector to hold an examination into the 'soundness' of the Plan.

This Local Plan will replace the remaining policies and the Proposal Map from the Unitary Development Plan including allocating land for development to 2037 and redefining the extent of the Green Belt in Halton.

The following comments were received concerning the Proposed Submission Draft

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Supporting Assessments & Evidence Base >>

Core Strategy Local Plan

The Core Strategy local plan is the strategic local plan for the borough. It sets out the spatial vision for the borough through to 2028, and a range of strategic objectives and policies.  It was adopted in April 2013. 

Adoption documents accompanying the Halton Core Strategy Local Plan:

Unitary Development Plan

The Unitary Development Plan (UDP) was adopted by Halton Borough Council on 7th April 2005 and is made up of a Written Statement containing the policies and a Proposals Map showing where policies apply.

Since adoption a number of policies have lapsed or been superseded by policies in the Core Strategy and Joint Waste Local Plans.  A list showing the Status of the UDP Policies has been prepared.

The remaining 'saved' policies continue as part of the current statutory Development Plan for the borough. These will be replaced in due course by the Delivery and Allocations Local Plan.

Joint Merseyside and Halton Waste Local Plan

The Joint Merseyside and Halton Waste Local Plan (Waste Local Plan) sets out the planning strategy for sustainable waste management to 2025. 

The six councils of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral have prepared the Joint Waste Local Plan for the sub-region. The purpose of the Joint Waste Local Plan is to enable the adequate provision of waste management facilities (including disposal) in appropriate locations for municipal, commercial and industrial, construction, demolition and excavation, and hazardous wastes. 

A copy of the adopted Joint Waste Local Plan and accompanying documents are available below: