The Core Strategy was adopted by Lancaster City Council on 23 July 2008; it was the first to be adopted in the North West. It outlines the council’s spatial vision for the district, suggesting broad locations for new homes and jobs, identifying areas for regeneration and conservation, and how public and private sector agencies will work together to realise that vision in the period up to 2021.
The Core Strategy has Development Plan status, and along with other Development Plan Documents, it is the most important consideration in determining most planning applications.
The following documents are available to download:
1. Final published Core Strategy (pdf)
2. Inspector’s Binding Report (pdf)
3. Final Consolidated Schedule of Changes (pdf)
4a. Sustainability Appraisal Report (pdf)
4b. Sustainability Appraisal Report – Appendices (pdf)
Earlier editions, and documentation relating to the examination and preparation of the Core Strategy are available upon request from email@example.com.
The Core Strategy is informed by a robust and comprehensive evidence base. Please see our Evidence, Monitoring and Information webpage for further details.