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Consultation in Lancaster Charter Market

Consultation in Lancaster Charter Market

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Please be aware that all responses to planning policy public consultation will be published on the website.

Current consultation - how can we meet our future housing need?

An independent consultant has said that over the next 20 years the Lancaster district needs an additional 12,000 new homes due to an increasing population and growing economy.

The council now has to find sites to meet this need for new homes and the accompanying infrastructure.

We have been doing some work on this but we still need to find sites for approximately 5,000 homes. We need your help to decide on the best approach.

We are consulting on five potential options to identify additional sites for future development and you may like to suggest other approaches to finding sites for large numbers of homes. The consultation will run from 2 June to 31 July 2014 and has included a number of drop in events across the district.

To help inform the debate we have published a Sustainability Appraisal (pdf, 578kb) of the options. This has been prepared by Hyder Consultants on behalf of the council and provides an independent assessment of the sustainability of the suggested options.

Online questionnaire

Find out more by reading the ‘Your Views – How can we meet our future housing needs?’ leaflet (available below or from right hand download) before completing the online questionnaire.

Please click on the image below to view the consultation leaflet or you can download it here - Your views - How can we meet our future housing needs? leaflet (pdf, 1.1mb)

Turley Associates Report (Strategic Housing Market Assessment)

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) 


Email us at: planningpolicy@lancaster.gov.uk


Write to us at: Planning and Regeneration, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ.

Thank you for getting involved and having your say!

 Consultation statistics to date (March 2014) 

  • Fifty consultation events (40 drop-in sessions and 10 workshops) have been held as part of the preparation of the Land Allocations and Development Management Development Plan Documents.
  • Silverdale and Bolton-Le-Sands have consistently been well-attended and the events at Cumbria University and Marsh Community Centre have had the lowest attendance.
  • There are 1,310 people and organisations on the planning policy consultee database. 501 are members of the public and 809 are a mix of organisations, businesses and other stakeholders. This has increased by approximately 900 contacts since 2011.



Planning and Housing Policy
PO Box 4
Town Hall




01524 582383

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