For more detailed information please check out our dedicated Neighbourhood Plan pages.

Formby Parish Council has submitted an application to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) to designate Formby and Little Altcar parishes as a ‘neighbourhood area’ for the purpose of preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

To see a map of the designated area please click here.

The plan will most likely include policies covering: 

  • Safety and security
  • The local economy
  • The environment
  • Health and well-being

Following the application's submission Sefton MBC has granted the area “Designated Area Status”. This means we now have legal authority to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the whole of Formby. If adopted it will supersede, in the designated boundary area, any relevant policies in Sefton MBC's Local Plan and be used to determine planning applications.