Working together to shape our Neighbourhood...

The Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan area comprises the village of Blackrod, Bolton and its surrounding countryside.

Welcome to the Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan website

The Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan is a strategically important legal document which will set out the vision and objectives of the community for the next 15 years. Covering Housing development, Infrastructure, Environment, Heritage & other areas determined by the residents & broader Blackrod community.

We need to know what you think of Blackrod as it is today and what you would like to see change.

What do you think are the good things about Blackrod and what do you think are the bad things?

This is a REAL opportunity to influence the place we all live and work. THIS PLAN WILL NOT SUCCEED WITHOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT.

Please browse our website to find out more.  If you have any questions not covered by our website or comments, please contact as we'd love to hear from you.

How to contact us...

Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (BNPSG)
c/o Council Offices
Blackrod Library
Church Street

Email: contact

"On the 22nd January 2020 Bolton Council approved the Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to Referendum. The Referendum date has been set for Thursday the 26th March 2020 when every Blackrod household will be asked to vote on the Plan. The vote will be a simple Yes or No that we want Bolton Council to use our Plan when deciding planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area, which is the whole of Blackrod Parish. This Referendum will be the culmination of some four years work in developing a Plan that has been created from consultations with Blackrod residents and other stakeholders. Blackrod Town Council recommend residents vote Yes in the Referendum."

We are a Community Led project team having the best interests of Blackrod at heart.

About Us

Check out your Steering Group, all unpaid volunteers, who with your help they will drive the Plan to successful completion.

Steering Group

This is the approved designated area map for the Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan.

Blackrod Boundary

Related documents of the journey.



Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan final version for Referendum…

Blackrod Neighbourhood Plan fina...

Referendum date set for the 26th March 2020…

Bolton Council approved the Neig...

Examiners Report…

Blackrod Town Council received t...

Submission of Proposed Plan…

Blackrod Town Council submit the...