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. Milestones for each stage of this Census, including data release.
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.
Overview of South Ribble (2011 Census)
Retail Centre Position Statement
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.
Retail Position Statement - November 2022 (PDF) [480KB]
Retail Position Statement - 2018 (PDF) [606KB]
South Ribble Retail Study
This report can be viewed below:
South Ribble Retail and Leisure Study (PDF) [1022KB]
Appendix 5 - Retail Capacity Updated 2018 (PDF) [4MB]
Employment Land Position Statement
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 2016/17 statement here Employment Land Position Statement
Central Lancashire Employment Land Study November 2017
These reports can be viewed below:
Central Lancashire Employment Land Study - Key Issues Report (PDF) [1MB]
Central Lancashire Employment Land Study Technical Report (PDF) [5MB]
Central Lancashire Employment Land Study 2019 update (PDF) [880KB]
Housing Land Position Statement Incorporating update to Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
Housing Land Position Statement - April 2022 (PDF) [1MB]
Housing Land Position Statement - April 2021 (PDF) [1MB]
Housing Land Position Statement - April 2020 (PDF) [1MB]
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 Housing Study (March 2020)
Central Lancashire Housing Study (PDF) [792KB]
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.
Local Housing Needs and Demand Study (January 2020)
The Local Housing Needs and Demand Study (2020) (PDF) [4MB] (LHNDS) provides a detailed, robust and defensible evidence base to support housing strategy and planning work. This study supports the development of the Central Lancashire Local Plan and complements both the Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) and the Central Lancashire Housing Study.
Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Market Area Assessment (SHMAA) 2017
Central Lancashire Strategic Housing Market Area Assessment (PDF) [3MB]
A survey of the local housing market to assess local housing needs.
Central Lancashire Local Development Scheme (LDS)
A project plan setting out the progress of emerging planning policy.
Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - 2013
Statement of Community Involvement (PDF) [4MB]
Sets out how organisations and members of the public will be consulted on emerging planning policy and planning applications. This document is currently under review.
South Ribble Monitoring Report
2020-2021 South Ribble Monitoring Report (PDF) [904KB]
2019-2020 South Ribble Monitoring Report (PDF) [31MB]
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
The report provides useful information much the same as the South Ribble Monitoring Report above but it covers South Ribble, Chorley and Preston districts, (Central Lancashire Area).
The Central Lancashire 2019 Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment (GTAA)
Central Lancashire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (PDF) [1MB]
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
Central Lancashire Open Space Assessment and Standards Paper 2019 (PDF) [1MB]
Open Space Study Standards Paper (PDF) [641KB]
An evidence base document on the current availability and future open space needs.
Central Lancashire Playing Pitch Assessment and Strategy 2018
Central Lancashire Playing Pitch Assessment and Strategy 2018 (PDF) [3MB]
Central Lancashire Playing Pitch Strategy and Action Plan (PDF) [1MB]
An evidence base document on the current availability and future playing pitch needs.
Central Lancashire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2007
Central Lancashire Strategic Flood Assessment 2007 (PDF) [10MB]
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:
Church Brow, Walton-le-Dale (PDF) [8MB]
Church Road, Bamber Bridge (PDF) [8MB]
Greenbank Road, Penwortham (PDF) [9MB]
Penwortham St Mary's (PDF) [10MB]
Rawstorne Road, Penwortham (PDF) [9MB]
Sandy Lane, Leyland (PDF) [7MB]
Walton Green, Walton-le-Dale (PDF) [6MB]
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.