Council seeks more housing sites

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SITES in Ribble Valley with potential for new housing development are being sought by the borough council.

It has issued a call for such site as part of an update of its Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA), which was first published in 2009.

The SHLAA provides part of the evidence for the Ribble Valley Core Strategy, which sets out strong guidelines for development in the borough until 2028, including how many new houses the area needs and where they might be built.

The core strategy is currently under consideration by Government inspectors and the SHLAA is a key element in assessing the borough’s ability to deliver sufficient future housing land.

Anyone with a potential development site that was not considered in the 2009 SHLAA is asked to submit details to Ribble Valley Borough Council’s regeneration and housing team.

Please provide as much detail as possible, as gaps in information could lead to a delay in assessing the site, or its inclusion in the new SHLAA.

The suggestion of a site or its consideration for inclusion in the SHLAA does not imply that it would be suitable for housing development, or would receive planning permission.

A separate form should be completed for each site and submitted along with precise details of the location, preferably on a map, and any further supporting information by Friday, March 22nd. They must be submitted to: SHLAA Update, Regeneration and Housing Department, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA.

Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.