A. Monitoring and Targets

Quantitative Indicators and Targets

Indicator
Target
Comment
Sustainable Development
The proportion of housing allowed & built within 1km of 5 basic services (GP, primary school, food shop, post office, bus stop), 2001 - 2016 To be maintained to at least 1996 level of 73%.
Source: Accessibility
Information and WLDC planning application records
Proportion of new housing allowed & built within 400 metres of an existing or proposed bus stop or within 800 metres of an existing or proposed railway station, 2001 - 2016
90% of new development.
Source: Accessibility nformation and WLDC planning application records
Proportion of new development allowed and built located in the Principal Urban Areas and Main Towns, 2001 - 2016
75% of new development to be within  Skelmersdale, Ormskirk and Burscough (no. of houses and area of land developed for other uses).Source: WLDC planning application records.
Housing
Percentage of new dwellings to be on previously developed land, including conversion of non-agricultural buildings, 2001 - 2016. 65%
Measure to be split between permissions and completions
Source: WLDC Annual Housing Land Monitor 
Annual average number of new dwellings completed in 2001 - 2016.
2001 - 2006 305 units.
2006 - 2016 185 units.
Source: WLDC Annual Housing Land Monitor
Density of housing sites allowed, 2001 - 2016
Average density of 40 dwellings per hectare.
Source: WLDC Annual Housing Land Monitor
Affordable Housing, 2001 - 2016
At least 30% of homes allowed in Ormskirk/Aughton and Burscough to be subsidised low cost and RSL homes.
Source: WLDC Annual Housing Land Monitor
Economy
Development of business and industrial land in the distric, 2001 - 2016.
Average 9.67 hectares per annum.Source: WLDC Annual Employment Land Monitor
Levels of vacant property in Skelmersdale, Ormskirk and Burscough centres. Less than the nations average by 2016.Source: WLDC Annual Town Centre Health Check
Percentage of ground floor units in A1 use class in the primary shopping ares of Ormskirk Town Centre.
Ensure percentage of A1 uses does not fall below 60% in town centres by 2016.
Source: WLDC Annual Town Centre Health Check.
Environment
Increase/protect selected key environmental features.
Area of Geenspace defined on proposals map lost to development to be less than 1% of total.Source: WLDC
 No listed buildings demolished.Source: WLDC
  No net loss of heritage assets, networks or settings, 2001 - 2016.Source: WLDC
 No net loss in area of protected sites designated under Policy EN1.
Source: WLDC
Hectares of land in District of grades 1, 2 and 3a agricultural land.
1% irreversible loss (excluding land designated for development).
Source: WLDC
Proportion of land stock that is neglected, underused or derelict.Indicator to be recorded each year.
Source: NLUD
Number of Additional Trees and Areas of Woodland Protected by Tree Preservation Order.
Indicator to be recorded each year.
 

Qualitative Indicators and Targets

Indicator
Target
Comment
Percentage of Residents who surveyed who are satisfied with their local area as a place to live.
To increase over plan period.
stablish baseline data and link to Community Strategy targets. Baseline position: 81% very of fairly satisfied (2000).
Source: Citizens' Panel 
Percentage of residents who think their local area is getting worse.
To decrease over plan period. Establish baseline data and link to Community Strategy targets.
Source: Citizens' Panel
Percentage of Residents surveyed finding it easy to access key local services.To increase over plan period. Establish baseline data and link to Community Strategy targets.
Source: Citizens' Panel
Percentage of adults surveyed who feel they can influence planning decisions in their local area.
To increase over plan period. Establish baseline data and link to Community Strategy targets.
Source: Citizens' Panel

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Disclaimer: This adopted West Lancashire District Proposals Map forms the 'lower tier' of the two-tier Plan in Lancashire. The 'upper tier' comprises the Lancashire Structure Plan.