A plan which will dictate how many houses can be built in the Ribble Valley is expected to be ruled on by the government next week.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s ‘core strategy’ will be examined by a planning inspector at the council chambers in Clitheroe from Tuesday to Friday, January 24.

The process is open to the public who have been asked to notify the inspectorate's programme officer detailing which session or sessions they wish to attend.

The council has said that 5,000 houses could be built in the borough over the next five years if the plans are signed off by the government. The examination in public will take place in the Ribble Valley Borough Council chambers in Church Street, Clitheroe, with sessions scheduled to start at 9am and 2pm.