PEOPLE living in Barnoldswick and Earby are being given another opportunity to have their say on the first ever masterplans for their areas.

Last year residents were invited to attend workshops to consider the draft masterplans and express their opinions and ideas.

Views were taken onboard by PLACED - an independent engagement team employed by the council - and the drafts have been updated.

Residents can now view the updated documents and complete an online survey with any further suggestions. But comments need to be made by Monday, March 11.

The masterplans are long-term projects which will guide future regeneration in Barnoldswick and Earby and also in Colne, over the next 10 to 15 years.

Each will create an individual vision for the town and its residents on how to best transform what the town centres already offer.

Councillor Asjad Mahmood, leader of Pendle Borough Council, said: “Barnoldswick, Earby and Colne have not had masterplans before, so this is a fantastic opportunity to create ambitious visions for their future, which we hope will boost new investment and development in the towns.

“They will focus on employment opportunities, retail, leisure, housing, healthcare and community facilities; as well as address climate change and protecting the natural environment.

“Input from residents and businesses means we can shape the towns the way they want us to - and we look forward to hearing their views.”

Phillip Spurr, the council's Director of Place, added: “Understanding local people’s priorities is hugely important to us, so please tell us what you think a masterplan for your town should include.”

For more information and to fill in an online survey, visit