OACHEN HOUSING REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYMENT NEEDS AND LOCAL PLAN STUDY

CLIENT: Crawley Borough Council
DATE: January – April 2015

ROLE

CCL was commissioned to prepare new, updated housing requirements, employment land requirements and sensitivity modelling of future housing and employment land needs for Crawley Borough within the Northern West Sussex Housing Market Area.

The work was undertaken using existing data and information coupled with new analysis in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Practice Guidance. CCL supported the Council as expert witness at the Local Plan EiP including appearances at the Housing and Employment hearing sessions.

OUTCOMES

The work was set out in a comprehensive report and technical appendices. CCL also prepared supplementary evidence for the Council’s Examination Topic Papers and in response to matters raised by the Local Plan Inspector up to and during the Examination held in March 2015. The Local Plan was formally adopted in November 2015.

ADDED VALUE

CCL have added value throughout the commission offering objective and direct advice on housing and economic needs evidence and drawing on experience gained working with other local authorities and on Local Plan preparation elsewhere.

CCL was involved in briefing and advising senior Council officers throughout the work and in wider discussions on matters including unmet housing needs arising and the implications for the Duty to Co-operate with surrounding authorities in Northern West Sussex.

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