Planning policy consultations

Our current and previous consultations, and how you can get involved

Help shape how the number and concentration of Houses in Multiple Occupation are managed

Consultation ends Friday 25th September 2020 

The newly adopted Local Plan seeks to restrict the concentration of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) to a maximum of 10% in any 100m radius. Lancaster City Council has published a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which outlines how the local plan policy (policy DM13) will be implemented to control the number and concentration of HMOs in the district.   This is a chance for people to have their say about how policy DM13 will be implemented.  

In February 2020 the Council carried out informal consultation on this document, a proposed Article 4 to control the concentration of small HMOs and controls for To Let boards. Please note that this consultation relates to the proposed SPD only, the Article 4 and To Let board proposal will be consulted on again separately. 

Help to Identify Brownfield Sites

Suggested sites must be received by Friday 13th November 2020 if they are to be assessed for inclusion in the December 2020 review of the Brownfield Land Register. However, any site suggestions provided after this date will still be considered in 2021 when the register will be updated again.  More details here..


Ongoing call for gypsy and traveller sites

Lancaster City Council is in the process of preparing a Gypsy and Traveller, and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) that will identify land to accommodate Gypsy and Travellers, and Travelling Showpeople in the District. You can submit a potential site for consideration then background information on the call for sites. More details here...


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