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 is the publication of a Local Plan Issues and Options document for public consultation.

COVID-19 Update

The consultation was originally due to run for eight weeks from Monday 27 January 2020. However, due to the impact of the Coronavirus, and in order to ensure that everyone is able to submit their comments, the Council is extending the Local Plan consultation period by a further two weeks to 5pm on Monday 6 April 2020.

Wirral's Local Plan 2020 to 2035: Register for the consultation

You can view and comment on the document and its supporting evidence through our 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

Copies of these documents are also available for inspection in the following ways:

Visit Wallasey Town Hall (Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays) and;

Public Libraries across Wirral (during their normal opening hours).

Via the online planning and regeneration portal.

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

View the Interactive Issues and Options Proposals Map

How to comment on the consultation documents

Details of how to comment on the consultation documents can be found here:

Find out how to comment on the Local Plan 2020 - 2035: Issues and Options Document

Local Plan Drop-in Events

Visit us at a drop-in session and chat to our planning officers. They will be on hand to discuss the consultation documents and give advice on how you can have your say.

Find out more at our drop-in events


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

View the Local Plan Evidence Base documents

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