Environmental studies

We are continuing to update the evidence that informs preparation of the local plan.

Flood risk assessment

Flood risk assessment plays a part in making the local plan. The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2017 is used alongside the Environment Agency information on flood risk.  Please refer to the Environment Agency for the most up to date information.  

Green Belt Review

Lancaster City Council has prepared a review of the North Lancashire Green Belt in order to inform the preparation of the local development plan for the district. The purpose of this Green Belt Review is to provide an objective and impartial appraisal of the North Lancashire Green Belt against national Green Belt policy, in particular the five purposes of the Green Belt as defined in the National Planning Policy Framework.

APPENDIX A - North Lancashire Green Belt Local Plan (1991) (PDF, 1.6MB) APPENDIX B - Green Belt Review Methodology Consultation Report (PDF, 410KB) APPENDIX C - Historic England Response to Methodology (PDF, 908KB) APPENDIX D - ARUP Review of Green Belt Review Methodology (PDF, 291KB)
APPENDIX E - General Parcel Assessment (BLS, CARN & HALT) (PDF, 2.2MB) APPENDIX F - General Parcel Assessment (LAN, MORE & SWH) (PDF, 1.6MB) APPENDIX G - General Parcel Assessment Summary Document (PDF, 914KB) APPENDIX H - ARUP Review of Sample General Parcel Assessment (PDF, 2.1MB)
Green Belt Review - General Parcel Map (PDF, 18.9MB) APPENDIX I - Strategic Parcel Assessment (PDF, 1.3MB) APPENDIX J - Strategic Parcel Assessment Summary Document (PDF, 484KB) Green Belt Strategic Parcel Map (PDF, 18.7MB)

Local Green Space

Landscape assessments

The following  report are a summary of the landscape assessment completed by Arcadis in March 2016, nine site revisions February 2018

Ecological Assessments
Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (February 2016)    

Dolphinholme & Appendix 1 - 3 (PDF, 10.9MB)

East Lancaster (East of M6) & Appendix 1 (PDF, 10MB)/ Appendix 2 & 3 (PDF, 14.1MB)

East Lancaster (West of M6) & Appendix 1 (PDF, 10.7MB)/ Appendix 2 & 3 (PDF, 14.1MB)

North Lancaster & Appendix 1 (PDF, 12.3MB) / Appendix 2 & 3 (PDF, 15.5MB)

Torrisholme & Appendix 1 (PDF, 8.9MB) / Appendix 2 & 3 (PDF, 8.4MB)

Slyne-with- Hest & Appendix 1 (PDF, 7.6MB) / Appendix 2 & 3 (PDF, 8.3MB)

South Carnforth & Appendix 1 (PDF, 11.2MB) / Appendix 2 & 3 (PDF, 9.3MB)

South Lancaster & Appendix 1 (PDF, 10.9MB) / Appendix 2 & 3 (PDF, 13.7MB)

Archaeological Assessments
Heritage studies
Geo-Environmental Desk Study Assessment
More studies


Last updated: 12 June 2018