Ribble Valley Council has formally agreed its Core Strategy, which sets out development in the borough until 2028.
This includes how many new houses the area needs and where they might be built.
It also covers sections on affordable housing, commerce, employment, the environment and transport.
A special meeting of the council’s planning committee last April decided on its “preferred option” of 4,000 new houses for the borough from 2008 to 2028.
Following consultation several changes were made to the strategy, which was formally agreed in August. The changes are now subject to further public consultation.