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Evidence and monitoring

Plan-making in St Helens is supported and informed by a range of studies and evidence that help determine what the focus of our policies should be. Collectively they form the evidence base for the Local Plan.

Evidence base

The evidence base studies informing the preparation of the emerging Local Plan are all available to view on the Local Plan Examination Library webpage.


Monitoring helps us determine how successful our planning policies are and whether they need updating or replacing.

Annual Monitoring Reports

Monitoring Reports assess how Local Plan policies are being implemented and if they are working successfully. The following reports are available to view and download:

Brownfield Register

Local planning authorities are required by the government to prepare and publish a Brownfield Land Register. The Register is intended to help developers identify suitable sites quickly, speeding up the construction of new homes and maximising the number of new homes built on suitable and available brownfield sites. Copies of the latest register to be published along with a map can be view and downloaded:

Please contact the planning policy team if paper copies of these documents included on this webpage are required.