Planning policy consultations

View the 'Event Timetable' details below

View the 'Event Timetable' details below

Have your say!

Lancaster City Council is currently consulting on the Local Plan:  The draft Strategic Policies and Land Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD), accompanied by a policies map, shows sites that will be developed or protected from development.  The revised draft Development Management Development Plan Document (DPD), provides the policies which are used to consider planning applications.  The Sustainability Appraisal helps to ensure that the social, economic and environmental effects of policies and plans are understood and fully taken into consideration.  Consultation outcomes will help shape the local plan documents that will be formally published, potentially late 2017 and then submitted to government for independent Examination.  All documents relating to this stage of consultation and how to respond can be found below.

We welcome your views on the Local Plan documents

You will need to consider the following documents before making your response to the consultation.

draft  Part One: Strategic Policies and Land Allocation DPD Part Two: Review of the draft Development Management DPD Policies Map Area Maps

draft Strategic Policies and Land Allocation DPD (PDF, 2.4MB)

Sustainability Appraisal Report & Habitats Regulations Report


Review of the draft Development Management DPD (PDF, 2.2MB)

Sustainability Appraisal Report & Habitats Regulations Report

Overall district map (PDF, 38.2MB)       

Policies Map Inset map 1 - Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham (PDF, 50.7MB)

Policies Map Inset map 2-5 - Lancaster City Centre, Morecambe Town Centre, Carnforth and Galgate (PDF, 40.3MB)

Area map - South Lancaster / Bailrigg Garden Village (PDF, 10.5MB)

Area map - North Lancaster (PDF, 17.7MB)

Area map - East Lancaster (PDF, 16.5MB)

Area map - Heysham Gateway (PDF, 16.3MB)

Area map - Carnforth (PDF, 15.8MB)

Additional information 

Below is a series of information and evidence which have assisted in informing the preparation of the local plan documents, whilst these are not formal parts of the consultation, they may assist in the understanding of approaches taken within the Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD and the Review of the Development Management DPD.

Specific Site Information (draft Development Briefs): Other


Consultation Information Booklet (PDF, 2.1MB) (also viewable at the end of this page)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 357KB)

Responding to the consultation

If you would like to respond to this consultation, there are a number of ways to do so, see below for more details.

  1. Complete the online form - once submitted your comments will be sent directly to the Planning Policy team.
  2. Send your comments to the Planning Policy team via either email: or post to: Regeneration and Planning, PO Box 4, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ using the Response Form (DOCX, 203KB).
  3. Visit one of the public consultation drop in events (view details below).

PLEASE NOTE - When entering your comments please reference:

  • Document name
  • Policy / site number
  • Paragraph number

Public consultation drop in events

Date Venue Time
Monday 6 February     Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road, LA1 4TE 4pm-7pm
Wednesday 8 February Christ Church Hall, Wyresdale Road, LA1 3EA    4pm-7pm
Thursday 9 February       Carnforth Heritage Centre, Carnforth Station, LA5 9TR 4pm-7pm
Tuesday 14 February   Central Lancaster High School, Crag Road, LA1 3LS 4pm-7pm 
Saturday 18 February      St Nicholas Arcade, Lancaster City Centre, LA1 1NB  10.30am-1.30pm
Monday 20 February    Ellel Village Hall, Main Road, Galgate, LA2 0LQ     4pm-7pm
Tuesday 21 February   Carnforth Civic Hall, North Road, Carnforth, LA5 9LJ 3pm-6pm
Thursday 23 February   Middleton Parish Hall, Low Road, LA3 3LG 4pm-7pm
Tuesday 28 February      Morecambe Library, Central Drive, LA4 5DL  4pm-7pm
Wednesday 1 March Beaumont College, Slyne Road, LA2 6AP  4pm-7pm
Thursday 2 March Rowley Court, Scotforth Road, LA1 4PU  4pm-7pm
Monday 6 March       Hala St Paul’s Community Centre, Hala Square, LA1 4RW 4pm-7pm  
Tuesday 7 March   Hornby Institute, Main Street, Hornby, LA2 8JR 4pm-7pm
Wednesday 8 March Lancaster Library, Market Square, LA1 1HY  12.30pm-3.30pm
Monday 13 March Lancaster House Hotel, Green Lane, LA1 4GJ  3pm-7pm

Other relevant information

Further information can also be viewed at:

  • Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road, Morecambe LA4 5AF
  • Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ

Download: Developing a Local Plan for Lancaster District (PDF, 2.1MB)

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Consultation on the new Local Plan

See also

Last updated: 09 February 2017