The Planning and Housing Policy Team prepare the Local Plan documents and produce housing policy. The team is based in Morecambe Town Hall.
Arnside and Silverdale AONB Issues and Options Consultation
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.
As part of the preparation of this document, we are undertaking an Issues and Options consultation and holding public drop in events to support this consultation. Comments are invited between Friday 6 November 2015 and 5pm Friday 18 December 2015.
Please visit South Lakeland District Council's Arnside and Silverdale AONB Development Plan Document web page for more information.
People, Jobs and Homes - How should we plan for our district's future? consultation
This consultation includes a proposed overall approach to allocating future housing and employment land and potential strategic sites to plan for potentially 9,500 jobs and 13,000 new homes over the period of 2011-2031. This consultation will run until 30 November 2015.
Further details can be found on the October/November 2015 Local Plan Consultation web page.
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Employment and Skills and Shopfronts and Advertisements Supporting Planning Documents (SPDS)
We consulted on the draft Employment and Skills Plans and Shopfronts and Advertisements SPDs in February 2015. The consultation comments have been considered and we are now consulting on the final documents. This consultation will run from Monday 9 November until Friday 18 December 2015. The Council will consider whether to adopt both the SPDs as part of the Local Plan for Lancaster District 2011 – 2031 in early 2016.
For more information, please visit the Supporting Planning Documents web page.
Draft North Lancashire Green Belt Method Statement Consultation
This consultation asks for your views on how the proposed Green Belt Review should be carried out. This consultation will run until 30 November 2015.
Further details can be found on the Planning Policy Consultations web page.
Halton with Aughton Neighbourhood Plan Designation Area Approved
Halton with Aughton Parish Council has successfully designated their neighbourhood plan area.
To find out more visit the Neighbourhood Planning web page.
August 2015 Local Plan Newsletter
The latest newsletter is now available at the bottom of the Local Plan web page.
Local Green Space nominations now closed
The opportunity to submit Local Green Space site nominations has now closed. We have received over 40 nominations. This information is currently being compiled and will be assessed over the summer. Further updates will be provided as this work is carried out.
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