Evidence base documents

Employment land review

The Employment Land Review (ELR) is used to obtain an accurate assessment of the total future demand for, and the available supply of, land for employment uses within the Borough. The Pendle ELR will form an important part of the evidence base for the Local Plan.

The Pendle ELR follows the government's guidance on Employment Land Reviews and involves three key stages of work:

Stage 1: An initial assessment of the current stock of employment land available in Pendle.

Stage 2: A detailed picture of future requirements, based on past-trends and forecasting methodologies.

Stage 3: An assessment of the gaps in supply and identification of a suitable portfolio of sites to address any identified gaps.

What's happening next?

The Pendle Employment Land Review (ELR) 2013 was approved at the meeting of the Full Council on Thursday 25th September 2014.

This document has been used to help inform the preparation of the policies in the Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy. It can be viewed in the Documents to download section below.

What have we done so far?

After the publication of the Core Strategy in October 2012 it was decided to take a step back in the process to respond to objections received during the consultation. The opportunity to update some of the Core Strategy evidence base was also taken. Government guidance recommends that an ELR should be reviewed every five years. As the previous ELR was adopted in 2008 it was one of those documents to be updated.

The 2013 report includes a new employment requirement that has been produced by assessing numerous up to date projections and trends. Previous sites that made up the employment land portfolio have been assessed and where necessary removed and additional sites have been added to provide the necessary development land.

Documents to download

Pendle Employment Land Review 2013/14

Pendle Employment Land Review Appendix 9.1a - Sites removed at Stage 1

Pendle Employment Land Review Appendix 9.1b - Sites removed at Stage 1

Pendle Employment Land Review Appendix 9.2a - Sites carried forward from Stage 1

Pendle Employment Land Review Appendix 9.2b - Sites carried forward from Stage 1

Pendle Employment Land Review Appendix 9.3 - Vacant premises identified at Stage 1

Pendle Employment Land Review Appendix 9.4 - Additional sites assessed at Stage 3

For archived versions of the Pendle Employment Land Review please contact the Planning Policy Team.