A new Local Plan is being prepared to shape the future of the borough for the 15-year period between 2020 and 2035. 

The latest stage was the publication of a Local Plan Issues and Options document for public consultation.

This consultation period ended on Monday 06 April at 5pm. The comments submitted will appear on the Council's consultation portal, below, as the Council begins to analyse them.

Wirral's Local Plan 2020 to 2035: Consultation Portal

Viewing and Inspecting Documents

You can download the following documents below:

Wirral Local Plan 2020 to 2035 Issues and Options Interim Sustainability Appraisal

Wirral Local Plan 2020 to 2035 Issues and Options Interim Habitats Consultation

You can also view the site-specific proposals through our draft Policies Map.

View the Interactive Issues and Options Proposals Map


The preparation of the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation document was informed by a number of specialist evidence studies:

View the Local Plan Evidence Base documents

Additional and updated studies were published on 04 June 2020 for 6 weeks.

View the New Local Plan Evidence Base Studies

Local Plan Action Plan

You can view the Action Plan agreed with Government for the preparation of the Local Plan, below:

View the Action Plan

Duty to Cooperate 

The Council has prepared a summary of the current position.

Responses to previous consultations:

You can see the responses to the previous Development Options Review consultation which took place in September and October 2018 here:

View Development Options Review information