Committee details

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Purpose of committee

The Planning Committee meets 3 times each year.  Political balance rules and regulations apply.

The Planning Committee’s key responsibility is to consider and review Integrated Risk Management Plans and other specific plans/strategies. The Committee’s remit includes:

  • The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (‘LFRS’) Community Risk Management  Plan;
  • The LFRS Annual Service Plan;
  • The LFRS Emergency Cover Review;
  • Other strategic plans required of the Service by commissioning authorities or central government, as required from time to time;
  • Policies and methodologies for public consultation and commissions public consultation;
  • Contingency Planning Arrangements;
  • Review assimilation and response to appropriate Government Consultation documents on behalf of the Authority affecting fire and rescue authorities generally, from Central Government, LGA, NFCC or any other source.

The Committee will have decision making powers in relation to the above areas. In exceptional circumstances the Committee may refer issues to the Authority for a decision.

  • Any items referred to the Committee by the Authority or Strategy Group who will indicate if a decision or recommendation is required, including any transitional matter referred to it for a decision.





Contact information

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