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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Core Strategy Examination Starts in January

Published Monday 16th December 13

Ribble Valley residents are reminded that the public examination into the borough's Core Strategy will start on 14 January.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has formally agreed the strategy, which sets out development in the borough until 2028, including how many new houses the area needs and where they might be built.

The strategy reflects a requirement of 5,000 new houses, some of which have already been or are already being built, to address the demands of demographic change, affordable housing and economic growth.

The strategy has been subject to a statutory six-week public consultation and will now undergo a public examination before a Government inspector.

The Government has appointed Simon Berkeley from the Planning Inspectorate to conduct the examination in the Ribble Valley Borough Council Chamber in Church Street, Clitheroe, from Tuesday 14 January, to Tuesday 21 January, excluding Mondays.

The morning sessions start at 9.00am on the first day and 9.30am on subsequent days, and the afternoon sessions at 2.00pm.

Each session will deal will specific issues related to the Core Strategy and a schedule is available at Core Strategy Public Examination Information.

Ribble Valley residents are invited to observe the examination and anyone wishing to attend is asked to book a place.

Further information is available from the inspectorate's programme officer, Michelle Haworth, on 07896 064236 or programme.officer@ribblevalley.co.uk.