Employment land and premises
The final Joint Employment Land and Premises Study (JELPS) is available to download below. Most of the appendices relating specifically to West Lancashire are included in the list below.
For the remaining appendices, including those relating to other council areas, please visit Sefton Council's website (external link).
Background to the study The JELPS is a joint study carried out by West Lancs Council in partnership with neighbouring councils (external link), with Sefton Council leading the study. It looked at how much land might be available over the coming years for employment use - business, industry and offices. The results will help us to work out if and where we need to allocate further sites for these uses in the future.
In carrying out this study, we closely followed central government guidance on employment land studies (external link). The study will be an important piece of background information for our Local Plan.
During autumn 2007 and spring 2008, we carried out Call for Sites exercises. We invited people to suggest pieces of land which they thought might make appropriate employment sites in the future. In 2008 we appointed the consultants, the BE Group, to carry out the JELPS on behalf of Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and West Lancashire Councils. We consulted on the draft JELPS report in June 2009 and published the amended final report in early 2010.