Local Plan examination

The City Council adopted a new Local Plan for Lancaster District (including a Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD and reviewed Development Management DPD on the 29 July 2020. The Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD provides a new strategic planning basis for development within the district, the DPD also includes a series of land allocations which identify how development needs will be met and protects land and places of environmental, economic and social value. The Development Management DPD sets out a series generic planning policies which will be used by the Council to determine applications and deliver sustainable development.

The DPDs, Sustainability Appraisal Report and Statement of Adoption are available to inspect, along with all examination documents below

Any person who is aggrieved by the adoption of the Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD and/or reviewed Development Management DPD may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate power and/or a procedural requirement has not been complied with. Any such application must be made promptly and in any event no later than 6 weeks after the date on which the DPDs were adopted, i.e. no later than Thursday 10 September 2020.


Development Plan Documents


Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD Sustainability Appraisal - post adoption statement will be available here shortly 

reviewed Development Management DPD Sustainability Appraisal - post adoption statement will be available here shortly