The role of the Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) is set out in Section 113 of the Localism Act of 2011, which was amended to remove the requirement for an Annual Monitoring Report to be submitted to the Secretary of State by the relevant Local Planning Authority and replaced with a requirement to produce an Authority Monitoring Report.

Guidance on the indicators and targets to use in the AMR are provided by Central Government in the form of the National Planning Practice Guidance published on the 6 March 2014, which allows the Council more freedom to decide what indicators it looks at.

Therefore, an Authority Monitoring Report now includes:
• The progress made by the Council in producing the Local Plan and any other Development Plan documents.
• The Council’s progress in implementation of the policies set out in the emerging Local Plan.
• The effectiveness of these policies measured against specific outcomes.
• Details of Neighbourhood Development Orders/ Neighbourhood Development Plans.
• Information relating to Community Infrastructure Levy receipts and expenditure.
• Actions taken relating to Duty to Cooperate with neighbouring Local Authorities and other relevant bodies.

The current AMR covers the period from the 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. Changes with regard to the Fylde Local Plan since the 31 March 2016 will be incorporated into the next Authority Monitoring Report.

*Please note that the Housing Trajectory and Managed Delivery Target diagram in previous Annual Monitoring Reports contain a graphical error.