Local Development Framework Evidence Base

Process Documents

Environmental Protection: Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004
Localism Act 2011
Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012
The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

National Documents

National Planning Policy Framework and Practice Guidance  

Sub-Regional Documents

Liverpool City Region Deal
Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Priority Reports
Liverpool City Region Housing Strategy 2007
Liverpool City Region Overview Study Main Report and Technical Appendix
Liverpool City Region Renewable Energy Capacity Study – Stage One Report
Liverpool City Region Renewable Energy Capacity Study – Stage Two Report
Merseyside Economic Review 2012
Merseyside Green Belt Study 2004
Merseyside Historic Characterisation Project  
Merseyside Local Transport Plan
Merseyside Minerals Study 2008
Peel Ports Masterplan
Wirral, Liverpool and Mersey Heartlands Growth Point Water Cycle Study Scoping Report 2013
Mersey Heartlands Water Cycle Study - Outline Study 2014
Merseyside and West Lancashire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2014

Wirral Documents

Wirral Water Cycle Study - Outline Study 2013 - Main Report
Wirral Water Cycle Study - Outline Study 2013 - Technical Appendices
Integrated Regeneration Study for Birkenhead and Wirral Waters 2010 
Revised Schedule of Sites of Biological Importance 2011
Revised Schedule of Local Geological Sites 2011
Wirral 2025 - More Equal More Prosperous
Wirral Affordable Housing Viability Assessment 2010
Wirral Biodiversity Audit 2009
Wirral Employment Land and Premises Study Update 2012
Wirral Housing Needs and Market Assessment Update 2010
Wirral Investment Strategy  
Wirral Landscape Character Assessment 2009
Wirral Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Wirral Playing Pitch Assessment - Assessment Report 2004
Wirral Playing Pitch Assessment - Strategy & Action Plan 2004
Wirral Retail Study Update 2012
Wirral Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2009
Wirral Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment 2011
Wirral Town Centres, Retail and Leisure Study 2009
Wirral Town, District and Local Centre Study and Delivery Framework 2011
Irby Village Action Plan
Liscard Action Plan
New Ferry Action Plan
Seabank Road Action Plan
Seacombe (Poulton Road) Action Plan
Wallasey Village Action Plan
Wirral Assessment of Core Strategy Transport Impacts 2012

Wirral Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2014

Main Report
Final Revised Methodology
Responses To Consultation On Draft Revised Methodology
Site Assessment Database - Urban Sites
Site Assessment Database - Greenfield Green Belt Sites
Questionnaire To Agents With Extant Planning Permission For Fewer Than 5 Units 2013
Questionnaire To Agents With Extant Planning Permission For 5 Units Or More 2013
Questionnaire To Agents With Extant Planning Permission For Fewer Than 5 Units 2014
Questionnaire To Agents With Extant Planning Permission For 5 Units Or More 2014
Sites With Planning Permission For New Build Properties April 2014
Category One Sites
Category Two Sites
Category Three Sites
Greenfield Green Belt Sites
Wirral Waters Delivery
Category Three Sites Suitable and Available But Not Currently Viable
Programmed Demolitions April 2014
Call For Sites Submissions Since 2008 

To view the site boundaries please refer to the documents below:    

Wirral Open Space Assessment 2012

Main Report
Appendix 1 - Schedule of Changes Since July 1994
Appendix 2 - Provision of Publicly Accessible Open Space
Appendix 3 - Schedule of Audit Site Scores
Appendix 4 - Key to Settlement Areas
Appendix 5 - Schedule of Open Space by Settlement Area
Appendix 6 - Provision of Open Space in Wirral
Appendix 7 - Parks and Gardens
Appendix 8 - Natural and Semi Natural
Appendix 9 - Amenity Green Space
Appendix 10 - Outdoor Sports
Appendix 11 - Provision for Children and Young People
Appendix 12 - Allotments
Appendix 13 - Cemeteries and Churchyards
Appendix 14a - Parks and Gardens 400m Buffer
Appendix 14b - Parks and Gardens 1000m Buffer
Appendix 15a - Natural and Semi Natural 400m Buffer
Appendix 15b - Natural and Semi Natural 1000m Buffer
Appendix 16 - Football Pitches Demand Profile
Appendix 17 - Rugby Pitches Demand Profile
Appendix 18 - Cricket Pitches Demand Profile
Appendix 19 - Tennis Courts Demand Profile
Appendix 20 - Bowling Greens Demand Profile
Appendix 21 - Hockey Pitches Demand Profile
Appendix 22a - Outdoor Sports Facilities 400m Buffer
Appendix 22b - Outdoor Sports Facilities 1000m Buffer
Appendix 23a - Football Pitches 400m Buffer
Appendix 23b - Football Pitches 1000m Buffer
Appendix 24a - Rugby Pitches 400m Buffer
Appendix 24b - Rugby Pitches 1000m Buffer
Appendix 25a - Cricket Pitches 400m Buffer
Appendix 25b - Cricket Pitches 1000m Buffer
Appendix 26a - Bowling Greens 400m Buffer
Appendix 26b - Bowling Greens 1000m Buffer
Appendix 27a - Tennis Courts 400m Buffer
Appendix 27b - Tennis Courts 1000m Buffer
Appendix 28a - Artificial Turf Pitches 400m Buffer
Appendix 28b - Artificial Turf Pitches 1000m Buffer
Appendix 29a - Amenity Green Space 400m Buffer
Appendix 29b - Amenity Green Space 1000m Buffer
Appendix 30a - Provision for Children and Young People 400m Buffer
Appendix 30b - Provision for Children and Young People 1000m Buffer
Appendix 31a - Allotments 400m Buffer
Appendix 31b - Allotments 1000m Buffer
Appendix 32a - Borough Overview by Settlement Area
Appendix 32b - Borough Overview by Settlement Area Including Sites Within 400m Buffer
Appendix 33a - Schedule of Sports Halls, Gymnasiums and Studios
Appendix 33b - Summary of Sports Halls, Gymnasiums and Studios by Settlement Area
Appendix 34 - Swimming Pools
Appendix 35 - Squash Courts
Appendix 36 - Map Showing Public and Private Swimming Pools
Appendix 37 - Indoor Sports Halls
Appendix 38 - Gymnasiums

Sustainability Appraisal Baseline Review 2012

Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Social Inclusion 
Section 3 - Sustainable Consumption and Production
Section 4 - Environmental Protection and Enhancement
Section 5 - Natural Resources
Section 6 - Quality of Life
Section 7 - Plans, Policies and Programmes

Core Strategy Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy Economic Viability Study

Wirral Local Plan Economic Viability Assessment Methodology 27 June 2013 
Wirral Local Plan Economic Viability Assessment 25 September 2013
Baseline Report April 2014
Baseline Report Appendix One
Baseline Report Appendix Two
Baseline Report Appendix Three

Wirral Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update - Stakeholder Workshop 14 October 2013

Presentation 1 - Housing Requirement Workshop
Presentation 2 (Part 1) – SHMA Workshop
Presentation 2 (Part 2) - SHMA Workshop
Questions and Issues to Discuss

Core Strategy Development Plan - Previous Stages

SEA determination

Consultation on the need for an additional environmental report was undertaken in August 2005. The Council determined that an additional environmental report will be required.

Sustainability Appraisal

The Council consulted on the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal for the Core Strategy in July 2006. The final date for comments was 22 September 2006.

The final Scoping Report was agreed in July 2007.

The scope of the Sustainability Appraisal has since been reassessed and amended as each stage in the preparation of the Core Strategy has been reached (see below).

Initial Consultation

Initial consultation took place in October 2005. The final date for consultation was 2 December 2006. A series of public workshops were held in November 2006 and a series of meetings with under-represented groups was undertaken during Summer 2007.

Consultation on Issues, Vision and Objectives

The Council consulted on the Issues, Vision and Objectives to be contained within the Core Strategy in February 2009. The deadline for comments was 27th March 2009.

Consultation on Spatial Options

The Council consulted on the Spatial Options for the Core Strategy in January 2010. The deadline for comments was Friday 5th March 2010.

Consultation on Preferred Options

The Council began consultation on the Preferred Options for the Core Strategy in November 2010. The deadline for comments was Friday 7th January 2011.

Settlement Area Policies

Consultation began on eight draft Settlement Area Policies in January 2012. The deadline for comments was Monday 12 March 2012. The associated documents can be viewed below (Please note the Settlement Area Policies and profiles have now been superseded by those contained within the Proposed Submission Draft Core Strategy and Proposed Submission Draft Spatial Portrait) :

Notification letter

Background document

Area 1 - Wallasey
Area 1 - Wallasey (Map)

Area 2 - Commercial Core
Area 2 - Commercial Core (Map).pdf

Area 3 - Suburban Birkenhead
Area 3 - Suburban Birkenhead (Map).pdf

Area 4 - Bromborough and Eastham
Area 4 - Bromborough and Eastham (Map).pdf

Area 5 - Mid Wirral
Area 5 - Mid Wirral (Map).pdf

Area 6 - Hoylake and West Kirby
Area 6 - Hoylake and West Kirby (Map).pdf

Area 7 - Heswall
Area 7 - Heswall (Map).pdf

Area 8 - Rural Areas
Area 8 - Rural Areas (Map).pdf