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Planning Policy

The Planning and Housing Policy Team prepare the Local Plan documents and produce housing policy. The team is based in Morecambe Town Hall.

Latest News

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.

 Inspectors Report

The council received the Inspectors Report into the Development Management DPD (Development Plan Document) and Morecambe Area Action Plan DPD on Monday 22nd September.  The Inspector found both documents ‘sound’ subject to a series of modifications, this means that the Inspector is satisfied that the documents have been prepared in line with national planning policy and national legislation.

The Inspectors Report and a version of the DPD which identifies the binding recommendations of the Inspector and further information can be found on the Development Management web page.

National Grid consultation

National Grid is holding a 12 week consultation from 4 September to 28 November 2014 on plans to connect new sources of electricity to properties in Lancashire and Cumbria.

In Lancaster, the consultation focuses on a proposal to construct a tunnel under Morecambe Bay to bring electricity transmission lines to connect into the grid at a new sub-station, currently under construction at Heysham.

Please visit www.northwestcoastconnections.com to find out how to have your say and get involved including consultation event dates and venues and registration to take part in online consultation and receive updates and news about the project.

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Planning and Housing Policy
PO Box 4
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01524 582383

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