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Interim Housing Policy

We prepared the Interim Housing Policy (IHP) in 2010. Its aim was to boost housing land supply and to secure more affordable housing. It was less restrictive than Policy DE1 (Residential Development) of the 2006 Replacement Local Plan, which was the adopted housing policy at the time. 

The IHP is now obsolete; it has been superseded by the West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-2027, which was adopted in October 2013.

The settlements where the IHOP relaxed Policy DE1 were chosen on account of how many services and facilities they offer, in line with our Sustainable Settlement Study.