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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Local Development Framework

LDF Evidence Base


It is a required of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) that the policies contained within the LDF are based on a sound, credible and robust evidence base.  A series of documents will therefore be produced to inform these policies and where necessary they will be updated on a regular basis. Where work has been undertaken on these evidence based documents so far, they can be found here.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Ribble Valley Settlement Hierarchy

Ribble Valley Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment

Ribble Valley Employment Land and Retail Study (October 2008)

The following appendicies form part of the Employment Land and Retail Study.
Appendix 1 - List of consultees
Appendix 2 - Strategic Context
Appendix 3 - Marketed office and industrial properties schedule
Appendix 4 - Company survey questionnaire
Appendix 6 - (1) - Detailed sites scoring schedule
Appendix 6 - (2) - Sites scoring system
Appendix 7 - Population and Industry Sector Growth Forecasts
- NEMS Methodology">Appendix 8  - NEMS Methodology
Appendix 9 - (1) - Market Shares
Appendix 9 - (2) - Market Shares
Appendix 10 - Retail Zone summaries
Appendix 11 (1) Convenience Market Share Analysis
Appendix 11 (2) Non-Bulky Comparison
Appendix 11 (3) Bulky Comparison
Appendix 12 (1) - Clitheroe Retailer Survey Analysis
Appendix 12 (2) Longridge Retailer Survey Analysis
Appendix 12 (3) Whalley retailer Survey Analysis
Appendix 13 (1) Clitheroe Floorspace
Appendix 13 (2) Clitheroe Outlet Counts
Appendix 13 (3) Longridge Outlet Counts
Appendix 13 (4) Longridge Outlet Counts
Appendix 13 (5) Whalley Floorspace
Appendix 13 (6) Whalley Outlet Counts
Appendix 14 - Marketed and Vacant Shops Schedule
Appendix 15 - Settlement Audit and SHLAA
Appendix Leader Sheets 


Employment sites
Barrow Brook


Potential Employment sites
Auction Mart
Barrow Brook Enterprise Extension
Mellor Brook
Salthill Extension
The Sidings

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