Major consultation launched to help shape future of the Canal Quarter

A major new consultation to develop ambitious plans for the Canal Quarter in Lancaster will be kick-started with two open public events next week.

Lancaster City Council has commissioned consultants Avison Young/Planit IE to develop a masterplan for the redevelopment of the area around the old Mitchell’s Brewery site and adjacent car parks.

It has been a guiding principle that public consultation should be at the earliest possible stage of the scheme and two events have been organised for people to have their say on what they would like to see included, which will inform how the development of the site is progressed.  

The first takes place next Tuesday (March 19) between 3pm and 8pm in the Education Room in Lancaster City Museum. 

This will be followed on Wednesday March 20 between 12pm and 5pm in Marketgate Shopping Centre. The events will include information boards and questionnaires, as well as various interactive activities.

The events will include information boards and questionnaires, as well as various interactive activities.

Coun Janice Hanson, Cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration and planning, said: “The council understands the importance of getting this project right – both in terms of what is delivered in the area and its contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our city. 

“The input of the community to this process will be key and at these first consultation events we will be gathering people’s views of the site and working towards a vision and key objectives.

“This is the first of a number of opportunities in the coming months for people to get involved with this exciting project and I hope as many people as possible will be able to join us.”

  • For more information on the Canal Quarter project, click on the link below.

Last updated: 12 March 2019