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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.

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Meeting Housing Needs SPD Scoping Consultation

Lancaster City Council is currently consulting on the scope for a revision of the Meeting Housing Needs SPD, which outlines what types of homes are needed in the district and enables the delivery of affordable housing.

The consultation will run from Monday 26 January to 5pm on Friday 6 March 2015. Visit the planning policy consultation web page to find out more.

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 have carried out a Call for Sites.

First Neighbourhood Plan Application!

Lancaster City Council received a neighbourhood plan application from Wray Parish Council, this outlined the area that they would like to include in their plan.

The council 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 was extended due to the consultation taking place over the Christmas period.

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.



Planning and Housing Policy
Town Hall
Dalton Square




01524 582383

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Telephone: 01524 582 000

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