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Infrastructure Delivery Plan

The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) includes details of the infrastructure identified by the Council and other service providers as being needed to support the delivery of development within West Lancashire. It explains the approach the Council has taken to identifying this infrastructure and what the next steps for delivery will be. It has been produced by the Council but with the assistance and vital support of all infrastructure partners, as detailed in the appendix.

The IDP is a supporting document for the Local Plan and covers the plan period from 2012 to 2027. However, its content will continue to be monitored annually and periodically reviewed to assist in the delivery of the identified infrastructure. The first version of the IDP was published in January 2012 and has since been reviewed and updated to reflect the latest information available from infrastructure partners. Both the IDP September 2012 issue and the previous January 2012 issue are available below.

The outcome of the IDP is the Infrastructure Delivery Schedule (IDS) which sets out identified infrastructure requirements and details about the scheme including partners involved in delivery, location, funding sources, timescales and risks associated with the scheme. The schedule is the focal point of the document that sets out the required infrastructure for the Borough and is also available below.

Updates are made annually to the IDS. Those updates, and further information can be found using the link below.

Infrastructure planning depends on partnership working with infrastructure providers and other stakeholders within West Lancashire and the wider Lancashire and Merseyside sub-regions. Below is a list of all the infrastructure contacts and the dates of meetings which have taken place. In addition to one to one meetings, the infrastructure process has been governed by an Infrastructure Task and Finish Group established within the West Lancashire Local Strategic Partnership. Details of membership, meeting agendas and minutes may be viewed at the below link.

Previous versions of the IDP are available below

The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) provides consultancy and peer support to improve local government planning. In September 2011, URS/Scott Wilson were commissioned by PAS to undertake a review of the IDP on their behalf in order to support the Council in delivering a Local Plan.

The report summarises findings of a critical friend review of the IDP January 2012 and includes any subsequent recommendations, some of which have been taken on board before publishing the final IDP. The report concludes that the IDP is a comprehensive and fit for purpose document to support the Local Plan submission, with the appropriate level of detail for the first 5 years of the plan.