As a direct response to feedback received, Preston City Council,
South Ribble Borough Council and Chorley Council are reopening the Central Lancashire
housing distribution consultation, as described below.
The Central Lancashire authorities
welcome comments and feedback on the below approach during a 5 week
consultation period, running from 00.01 am Monday 9th
December 2019 until Monday 13th January 2020 at 11.59pm.
Please provide your responses via email to:
Please note that
responses already received will be duly considered. However should a respondent
wish to add to their submission during the extended time, this is also welcome.
Proposals Regarding the Provision and Distribution of Housing Land
Recognising the relevant development plan policy relating to the supply
of housing in Central Lancashire was adopted in 2012, the Central Lancashire
authorities (namely Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and
Chorley Council) propose to apply the standard method formula to calculate the
aggregate minimum number of homes needed across the area. This is in accordance
with the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice
It is proposed to do this through a Joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
and Statement of Co-operation (SOC) which will be ratified by all
three Councils. If approved, the Councils will work together to monitor housing
completions and five-year housing land supply positions against these requirements.
The three Councils intend to implement a distribution of housing based
on robust evidence. A Central Lancashire Housing Study has been produced by
consultants Iceni, and is available to view in our online evidence base (CHE8). (available to view under the heading 'Download it' on the right hand side of this page)
The evidence contained within the Central Lancashire Housing Study
recommends that the most appropriate distribution of the minimum number of
homes needed in the area is as follows, this will be reviewed as the new local plan emerges and the spatial development policies are prepared.
Preston City Council
South Ribble Borough Council