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When preparing policy documents, it is very important to have strong and credible evidence to support them. This evidence can take a variety of forms and cover many topics.
Determined the office needs in terms of future land provision up to 2021.
Assessed the fluvial and tidal flood risk across the study area.
Examined the economic and development needs of the Central Lancashire Area in terms of future land provision, covering both urban and surrounding rural areas, for the period up to 2021.
A comprehensive survey of housing, looking at the housing market and local housing needs across a wide range of tenures and client groups, within the central Lancashire housing market area.
Provides an evidence base on the potential housing land supply across Central Lancashire to inform the Core Strategy and Local Plan.
To understand the shopping and leisure behaviour of residents in Central Lancashire, as well as carrying out a ‘health check’ of shopping centres and to assess any future needs for shopping and leisure uses.
Prepared using the national guidance set out “assessing needs and opportunities”: A companion guide to planning policy guidance 17.
Provides a clear, strategic framework for the maintenance and improvement of existing playing pitches and ancillary facilities between 2012 and 2026.
Advised the Council on what is needed to ensure a sustainable Market for Preston and how we can continue to provide a low-cost food offer in the city centre.
An assessment of the hotel market in Preston and the wider urban area and examined the ‘need’ for new hotel accommodation, both now and in the future.
Assessed the future capacity for comparison (non-food) goods and convenience (food) goods, as well as an assessment of future leisure need within the city centre
Examined a number of city centre location's for accommodating and recognising that the cinema would also be accompanied by a number of food and beverage units.
Tested the case for a cinema development in the city centre and considers the benefits it could bring and was prepared alongside the Cinema Provision Preston City Centre study.
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