The Planning and Housing Policy Team prepare the Local Plan documents and produce housing policy. The team is based in Morecambe Town Hall.
Adopted Development Management DPD
Lancaster City Council adopted the Development Management and Morecambe Area Action Plan DPD on Wednesday 17 December 2014. These documents now form key parts of the new Local Plan for the Lancaster District 2011-31.
Arnside and Silverdale AONB Development Plan Document
Together with South Lakeland District Council, we are preparing a dedicated Development Plan Document (DPD) for the whole of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The DPD will form part of both authorities’ Local Plans. It will identify sites for new housing and employment to meet local needs and will set out planning policies to ensure that development reflects the AONB designation.
We have published the recent Housing Needs Survey results and are now undertaking a Call for Sites.
First Neighbourhood Plan Application!
Lancaster City Council has received a neighbourhood plan application from Wray Parish Council, this outlines the area that they would like to include in their plan.
The council will consult on this for 8 weeks from 17 November 2014 to 12 January 2015 before making a decision. Normally the consultation period would be 6 weeks but this is being extended due to the consultation taking place over the Christmas period.
Please view more information on the planning policy consultation web page. Comments must be received by 12 January 2015.
Meeting Future Housing Needs Consultation Report
Lancaster City Council spoke to over 1,000 people and 554 consultation responses were received as a result of the June/July 2014 ‘how can we meet our future housing needs?’ consultation.
The consultation report and appendices are now available to view on the planning policy consultation web page.