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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

There are currently no planning policy consultations taking place. 

A consultation on meeting future housing needs took place in June and July 2014 but has now ended. The consultation responses will now be analysed and considered by the relevant committee before being published on our website.

The consultation leaflet can be viewed in the right hand downloads (please note this consultation is now closed).

The consultation focused on five potential options to identify an additional 5,000 sites, following the independent consultants recommendations of an additional 12,000 new homes over the next 20 years (Turley Associates Report - Strategic Housing Market Assessment)

The Sustainability Appraisal (pdf, 578kb) of the options will also be taken into consideration. This has been prepared by Hyder Consultants on behalf of the council and provides an independent assessment of the sustainability of the suggested options.

Factual comments are still welcome on the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) which identifies potential sites for development across the district.

 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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