Planning, monitoring and evidence
On this page you can find documents relating to the following:
- Census information
- Retail Centre Position Statement
- Employment Land Position Statement
- Other documents
- Conservation Areas
Every 10 years since 1801, the nation has set aside one day for the Census — a count of all people and households.
The last census for England and Wales was on 21 March 2021. The milestones for each stage of this Census, including data release, are available here.
The information the Census provides allows central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to target their resources more effectively and to plan housing, education, health and transport services for years to come.
A position statement on retail centres, including town and district centres, is produced once a year by the council. This includes the latest vacancy rates and use class comparison.
South Ribble Retail Study
This report can be viewed below:
An annual position statement on employment land produced by the council which reports the amount of allocated employment land taken up during the previous financial year. You can view the latest statement here Employment Land Position Statement
Central Lancashire Employment Land Study November 2017
These reports can be viewed below:
Central Lancashire Housing Study (March 2020)
This housing study brings together key evidence in respect of housing need. The study was commissioned to update and develop elements of the analysis set out in the Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Market Assessment (September 2017) and principally to provide a robust up-to-date evidence base regarding the scale, type and mix of housing which is needed for the development of the local plan.
Central Lancashire Local Development Scheme (LDS)
Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
Sets out how organisations and members of the public will be consulted on emerging planning policy and planning applications.
South Ribble Monitoring Report
Provides a useful update on planning monitoring over the previous financial year and highlights the need for updates/modifications to current/emerging policies.
Central Lancashire Core Strategy Monitoring Report
Housing Land Position Statement Incorporating update to Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
This gives details of housing completions during the last financial year and the future housing supply in South Ribble, together with an update to the housing land availability in the borough.
Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Market Area Assessment (SHMAA) 2017
A survey of the local housing market to assess local housing needs.
The Central Lancashire 2019 Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment (GTAA)
Analyses the latest available evidence to identify the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across the study area.
Central Lancashire Open Space Assessment and Standards Paper 2019
An evidence base document on the current availability and future open space needs.
Central Lancashire Playing Pitch Assessment and Strategy 2018
An evidence base document on the current availability and future playing pitch needs.
Central Lancashire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2007
An evidence document assessing the flood zones within Central Lancashire and providing technical evidence to support current and emerging planning policies and support decision-making on planning applications.
There are eight conservation areas within the borough. These are allocated through the Local Plan.
The council has produced conservation area appraisals and management plans for each conservation area which can be downloaded below:
An important consideration within South Ribble. There are 145 listed buildings, four scheduled ancient monuments and two registered parks and gardens.
For further information and advice on heritage assets please see the Historic England website.
Contact the council for advice on conservation area works or listed building consent.