Designations and constraints

When looking at your proposal there may be planning constraints that apply to your site. This page will help you in identifying those constraints and provide links or contact details where you can obtain more detailed advice.


The Lancaster district, and in particular its city, contains an exceptional range of archaeological remains. Therefore for the majority of sites in the city centre it is likely that before any development can commence an agreed programme of archaeological investigation may need to be undertaken.  This can also apply to other sites in the district where there are known historical settlements.

Last updated: 19 April 2017