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Evidence and research

The evidence base

It is vital to gather together a robust evidence base. This means up-to-date and comprehensive information on a range of subjects including population, housing, employment, retail, social characteristics and the environment.

All the studies prepared to inform the Local Plan can be found below under the relevant topic heading. The Local Plan Evidence Papers provide a summary of all the background data and study results by theme (e.g., population) or by spatial area (e.g., Ormskirk).

Evidence base links:


Further information can also be found through the Annual Monitoring Reports.