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Ribble Valley core strategy consultation to close this month
4:41pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
RIBBLE Valley residents have been reminded that the six-week consultation over the borough’s ‘Core Strategy’ for planning is now more than half-way through.
It sets out the development framework until 2028, including how many new houses the area needs and where they can be built.
The strategy was submitted to the Government in September 2012, but it requested some of the evidence be updated. This has now been made available for public comment.
In April, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s planning and development committee decided on its ‘preferred option’ of 4,000 new houses for the borough from 2008 to 2028.
But the strategy has now been amended to reflect 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 proposed changes are available for consultation and comment until September 20.
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