250 new homes built in Ribble Valley every year for next 20 years?

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Around 250 new houses could be built in the Ribble Valley every year over the next 20 years.

This is according to the final draft of the council’s Core Strategy document, which is ready to be re-submitted.

The Core Strategy, which sets out Ribble Valley Borough Council’s policy on planning, will guide development in the borough until 2028, including how many new houses are needed and where they might be built.

The move will also safeguard the number of planning applications, preventing over-development.

Last year the council submitted its housing development strategy to the Government. However, a planning inspector found “fundamental concerns” in the proposals and felt the information submitted was “out-of-date” or did not quantify the need for affordable housing.

Now, after six months of work, the council is ready to re-submit the proposals.

The new report states: “The update of the housing requirements review identifies a range of housing provision of between 220-250 dwellings per annum as being an appropriate guide.”