Housing and Economic Development DPD (HED DPD)

Following the adoption of the Core Strategy in December 2014 the Council is preparing a Housing and Economic Development Development Plan Document (HED DPD). This plan will set out more detailed policy coverage for matters relating to housing and economy to fully implement the policies of the Core Strategy. The HED DPD will be accompanied by a Proposals Map which will show on an Ordnance Survey base the extent of allocations and designations arising from the adopted Core Strategy and the HED DPD. When adopted the HED DPD and Proposals Map will form part of the statutory development plan for the borough.

The preparation of the HED DPD is in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. For the latest anticipated timescale, please refer to the up to date Local Development Scheme. The main stages of plan preparation are as follows:

These pages will be updated as the plan progresses.

Consulation on Proposed Main Modifications - Additional Housing Sites is now closed

The Council is proposing some additional housing sites as main modifications for the Inspector to consider as part of the Examination of the HED DPD. The Council has identified sites at Clitheroe, Simonstone and Langho. Details of the proposed additional sites are set out in the consultation document.

A six week public consultation period was held on Friday 1 March and closed at 5pm on Friday, 12 April 2019, during which comments were invited on the proposed main modifications.

This consultation is now closed. Representations received after the closing deadline may not be considered.

Please note that this consultation relates only to the main modifications being proposed to the Housing and Economic Development DPD, you do not need to restate any previous objections as these have already been forwarded to the Inspector for consideration as part of the Examination process. All representations must relate only to the amendments being proposed and the supporting documents. Representations made in this consultation will be provided to the Inspector as part of the Examination process. Representations received after the closing deadline may not be considered.

Consultation responses

In total 46 consultation repsonses were received (2 of which were receieved after the 5pm deadline on the closing date). These representations, with personal information redacted can be downloaded Consultation Responses - Poposed Main Modification Additional Housing Sites.

Consultation Documents

Where Else to View the Consultation Documents

Hard copies of the consultation documents and Response Forms were available during normal office hours at Ribble Valley Borough Council Main Reception, Leve lB, Church Walk, Clitheroe BB7 2RA

Hard copies were also available at the following libraries during their normal opening hours:

  • Clitheroe Library, Church Street, Clitheroe
  • Longridge Library, Berry Lane, Longridge
  • Mellor Library, St Mary’s Gardens, Mellor

Documents were also be available at the following locations during their normal opening hours:

  • Longridge Civic Hall and
  • The Station Buildings, Longridge

How to Make a Response

This consultation closed on Friday 12 April 2019 at 5pm.

Responses could be emailed to pmods22@ribblevalley.gov.uk. Or posted to

Main Modifications Consultation, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe BB7 2RA

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