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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 consultations

There are currently no planning and housing policy consultations taking place.

Closed consultations

Arnside and Silverdale AONB Issues and Options Consultation

This consultation has now closed.

For further information, please visit the Arnside and Silverdale AONB Development Plan Document web page.

Employment and Skills and Shopfronts and Advertisements Supporting Planning Documents (SPDS)

This consultation has now closed.

The Council will consider whether to adopt both the SPDs as part of the Local Plan for Lancaster District 2011 – 2031 in early 2016.

People, Homes and Jobs - How should we plan for our district's future?

This consultation has now closed. A consultation report will be published in early 2016. This will help to inform the Draft Land Allocations Document which will be consulted on in summer/autumn 2016.

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Green Belt Review Method

This consultation has now closed. A final methodology will be published in the New Year and the review will take place in early 2016.

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Previous consultation

Meeting Future Housing Needs Consultation 2014 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 2014 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 October 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 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 2014 consultation leaflet can be viewed in the right hand downloads (please note this consultation is now closed).

 Consultation statistics (Dec 2015) 

  • Seventy six consultation events (60 drop-in sessions and 16 workshops) have been held as part of the preparation of the Land Allocations and Development Management Development Plan Documents (excluding Arnside and Silverdale AONB Development Plan Document consultation events).
  • Dolphinhome (approx. 200) and Slyne with Hest (approx. 400) had the highest attendance and Torrisholme (47) had the lowest attendance during the most recent October 2015 consultation events.
  • There are 1,568 individuals and organisations on the planning policy consultation list. This includes members of the public, councillors/MPs developers/agents, parish councils, government organisations, local authorities, local groups, utility providers and businesses.



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