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Wider Strategies for Burnley

The Council’s Strategic Plan is informed by a range of other local strategies.  These are outlined below:

Burnley’s Economic Recovery Strategy 

As the Council started to come out of the Covid pandemic emergency stage, it worked with partners to develop both an Economic Recovery Strategy and a Community Recovery Strategy.

The Economic Recovery Strategy is overseen by the Burnley Economic Recovery & Growth Board, chaired by Councillor Afrasiab Anwar, Leader of the Council.  The Board has been successful in informing and guiding both the Council’s successful Levelling Up Fund Grant Application and UK Shared Prosperity fund and involves a range of partners including:

  • Ansuka Group
  • Boohoo
  • Burnley Business Improvement District
  • Burnley College
  • Burnley & Padiham’s MP
  • Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service
  • Crow Wood Hotel & Spa
  • DWP
  • East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
  • Lancashire County Council
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Safran Nacelles Limited
  • Veka plc

The Board is supported by three task forces:

  • Place
  • Business
  • People & Skills

Working in partnership to support residents

Running alongside the Economic Recovery Strategy, we are working with local partners to help residents deal with the rise in the cost of living. 

Local Plan

The Council adopted its ambitious Local Plan in 2018. View Burnley’s Local Plan.

Town Centre & Canalside Masterplan

The Council adopted its Town Centre & Canalside Masterplan in 2018, which has seen significant interventions being developed and highlighted in the Leader’s Introduction to this Application Pack.

Climate Change Strategy

The Council adopted its Climate Change Strategy in 2019. A Climate Change Officer was recently appointed and started her employment with the Council in January 2023.