The draft service planning areas (SPAs) are a Lancashire-12 geography, created to inform service planning based on needs of the population. There are 34 SPAs in the Lancashire-12 area. They were created by clustering together between two and eight middle layer super output areas (MSOAs) with similar levels of overall deprivation according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015. When drawing the SPA boundaries, due regard was given as far as practicable to the natural boundaries created by geographical features such as rivers and railway lines, and to the containment of discrete communities. Profiles have been created for each service planning area using a set of key indicators aligned to the strategic outcomes of:
The profile includes:
These profiles have been collected together into the draft SPA baseline needs assessment (PDF 5.49 MB), which provides a summary of the needs of the 34 SPAs. This intelligence has been used to inform the council's draft corporate strategy that was presented to Full Council on 17 December 2016 where it was resolved that following some amendments, the updated strategy be referred back to Cabinet for further considerations.
You can view all the baseline data for the SPAs in our interactive atlas.
Page updated April 2016