The Core Strategy Local Plan will update the council’s long term vision, objectives and spatial strategy for the Borough.

Information on the previous stages can be viewed below.

The Council has submitted the following Local Plan Action Plan to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in response to his letter of 28 January 2019:

The evidence base documents referenced in Appendix 6 can be accessed on the Local planning evidence and research reports page.

The Council recently consulted on the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal and Equalities Impact Assessment for the Wirral Local Plan. The deadline for comments was 5:00pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.


The Council consulted on the findings of a Development Options Review in September 2018.

An update report was considered by the Council's Cabinet on 17 December 2018.

A report on the responses received by the Council was published in February 2019.

You can be notified when the next public stages are reached by request, by providing your contact details to forwardplanning@wirral.gov.uk.