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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Planning Policy Consultation

Addressing Housing Need in Ribble Valley

For six weeks between June and August 2011 consultation was undertaken on this document, which is a revision of the previously published Affordable Housing Memorandum of Understanding following recently proposed changes to social housing, which will have significant implications on delivery, particularly tenure type for future schemes.

The document seeks to address not only the issue of affordability in the borough but in addressing the identified housing needs of the elderly. Ribble Valley has an ageing population that is projected to increase by 49% in the next 15 years and as the market has failed to meet the housing needs of this age group it is proposed that accommodation appropriate for the elderly will be secured through a policy requirement.  This change is now reflected within the memorandum consolations document that will now be titled 'Addressing Housing Need in Ribble Valley'.

During the consultation the document was available to view in hard copy at the Planning Reception counter (level D) at the Council Offices on Church Walk in Clitheroe offices from 9.00 am to 5pm Monday to Friday and at all libraries in the borough and at the Station Buildings in Longridge.

What happens next

The six-week consultation period is now closed and all comments recieved during this time will be acknowledged and considered.  Work will then continue on procduing the Local Development Framework documents with focus initially on the Core Strategy.