Duty to Co-Operate

The Council has a duty to work with neighbouring local authorities and other partners on cross-boundary strategic planning matters.

As part of this co-operation Sefton Council, the other local authorities in the Liverpool City Region (including West Lancashire) and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority have prepared a draft Statement of Common Ground. This draft Statement of Common Ground is due to be approved by the Combined Authority and the other constituent local authorities from July to September 2019.

2019 Draft Statement of Common Ground (pdf 1.27MB)

This is due to be reported to Sefton’s Cabinet on 25th July 2019. 

Sefton Council approved the Liverpool City Region Statement of Co-operation on Local Planning in October 2016.  This Statement of Co-operation was approved by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and each of the other City Region local authorities.  

2016 LCR Statement of Co-operation on Local Planning (pdf 1.36MB)

Last Updated on 14 August 2019