The Strategic Policies and Land Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) will direct where homes, employment land, services and future investment will go in the district over the next 15 years. It will identify land to meet specific development needs of the district as well as areas which are worthy of protection from development due to their environmental, economic and social value. The preparation of this document will draw lines on the map, providing certainty to both local residents, businesses and developers on where future development, including housing, employment land, services and future investment should be directed.
What are we doing and next steps
The Strategic Policies and Land Allocations DPD and Development Management DPD were submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination on 15 May 2018. Once adopted by the council, the Strategic Policies and Land Allocations DPD and accompanying Policies Map will replace any site specific guidance from the strikethrough edition of the Lancaster District Local Plan 1996 – 2016 (adopted in 2004 and reviewed in 2008). For more information see Local Plan Examination.