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Consultation in Lancaster Charter Market
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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 available below:
This followed the Turley Associates housing requirement report (Strategic Housing Market Assessment) which recommended that 12,000 new homes are needed in the district over the next 20 years.
The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) identified potential sites for 7,000 new homes which left a gap of 5,000 homes. The consultation focussed on 5 potential options to identify additional housing sites for the additional 5,000 homes.
Turley Associates have been asked to review the housing requirement report in light of the latest population figures once revised household projection figures are made available later this year. Further consultation on the revised housing recommendation will take place in 2015.
The outcomes of this consultation and further research will help to inform a preferred option, (a draft), Land Allocations document, this a key part of the local plan. Consulted on this draft is likely to take place in early 2016.
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.
The consultation leaflet can be viewed in the right hand downloads (please note this consultation is now closed).
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.