House building in Sefton Borough – What should we expect to see?


Please click on the bar graph to enlarge it

It is meant to detail the anticipated house building that will go on across the Borough from 2012/13 to 2029/30 as a consequence of the Sefton Local Plan being adopted.

Don’t worry this particular posting is not another of my rants about the loss of Green Belt and the 2% highest grade of agricultural land in England to building, although that is exactly what is happening here in Sefton Borough sadly.

The second chart below details the individual development sites and when they are anticipated to come on stream for building:-


Again, you need to click on it to be able to see a large size. There’s a lot of information on this sheet and you will need to get it as large as you can to be able to easily read it.

SHLAA – means Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
PP – means planning permission
Windfalls – means sites that come up for house building that had not previously been anticipated for that use.

What I am not presently sure about is how often these documents are updated as clearly house building can be impacted on by the state of the local and UK economy for instance. Personally, I would not set too much store by these predictions when it comes to individual sites but as an overall projection it does give some idea of what Sefton Council’s Planners think is likely to happen – possibly – well they hope – well you get my drift or is that their drift?

With thanks to Lydiate Parish Council for providing the charts

CPRE – ‘Enough space for 1m homes on brownfield land’

Information compiled by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has revealed that there is enough available brownfield land in the UK to build at least 976,000 homes, if around 400,000 properties were to be built on previously developed land with planning permission, and the rest on derelict or vacant land without permission. However, the analysis does not include underused land – meaning the total number of homes that could be built is likely to be far higher. Around half of the vacant space is in the South East and East of England and London, which itself has enough room for 146,000 homes.

Another seemingly sound analysis on the availability of land for building houses without the need to build on Green Belt yet the Sefton Branch of CPRE still worries me with its stance which is hardly as robust as their national organisation – previous postings refer.

With thanks to the LGiU for the lead to this story.