Lancaster City Council approve revised development agreement for Canal Corridor North site
A revised development agreement for the Canal Corridor North site in Lancaster has been approved by Lancaster City Council, paving the way for the development of this area of Lancaster by the council's appointed Developer Centros.
The agreement was considered and agreed by Full Council at its meeting on Wednesday (July 17).
Coun Eileen Blamire, leader of Lancaster City Council, said: "The Canal Corridor North site is key for the renaissance of Lancaster and the wider district.
“It is in urgent need of regeneration and if we don’t develop the area we risk falling behind other towns and cities in the north west.
“Centros has produced a new masterplan for the area, which takes account of the views of English Heritage.
“But it’s important to remember that the masterplan is currently only a draft – no formal planning application has been submitted. There will be plenty of opportunities for the public to get involved both before and during the planning process.
“Under the revised terms of the development agreement, the council will require Centros to consult with a wide spectrum of identified consultees (as well as all necessary statutory consultees under the Planning Acts) on the masterplan prior to submitting any formal planning application for the site.
“Once a planning application is submitted, a further consultation will be undertaken by the council, as it does with any major planning applications, allowing a further period of time for people to have their say on the final plans.”
Date Published: 24/07/12