Development Management DPD

Lancaster City Council adopted the Development Management Development Plan Document (DPD) on 17th December 2014. This 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. This document now forms a key part of the new Local Plan for Lancaster District 2011 – 2031. 

Get involved & Next Steps

At Full Council on Wednesday 20th December 2017 the Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD and the Review of the Development Management DPD were approved for Publication and Submission to the Government via the Secretary of State.  Following this decision the Council formally published the two DPDs for an 8 week period from 9 February 2018, inviting representations on its soundness and legal compliance, before submitting the documents in late May 2018. 

All documents relating to the stages of consultation can be found here.

We will be undertaking a number of formal consultations throughout the Local Plan Update.  If you would like to stay up to date with these you can be added to our consultation database base.  Join our Mailing List...

Last updated: 09 April 2018