Development Management DPD

The Development Management Development Plan Document (DPD) sets out a series of generic planning policies which will be used by us to determine planning applications, the DPD contains policies relating to economic, environmental and social matters.

The Development Management DPD was adopted by the Council on the 29th July 2020. This document now forms a key part of the new Local Plan for Lancaster District 2011 – 2031. Upon adoption the document superseded the previous Local Plan which was formed of the residual elements of the 2004 Lancaster District Local Plan, the 2008 Lancaster District Core Strategy and 2014 Development Management DPD, these three documents have now been formally withdrawn.

The DPD and supporting documents can be found here..

(along with the Strategic Policies & Land Allocation DPD and supporting SA/HRA documents)

  • Development Management DPD (July 2020)
  • Sustainability Appraisal Addendum – Post Submission Main Modifications (August 2019)
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment Report (August 2019)
  • Sustainability Appraisal –Adoption Statement (July 2020)
  • Sustainability Appraisal – Post Adoption Statement (September 2020)

Archived Documents - Local Plan Examination document found here... 


Review of the Local Plan 2020 - 2031 - More details can be found here...