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Details of our consultation and engagement events and how to get involved

Canal Quarter regeneration framework

Canal Quarter consultation

Lancaster City Council has commissioned consultants Avison Young/Planit IE to develop a strategic regeneration framework for the redevelopment of the Canal Quarter – the area of Lancaster city centre containing the old Mitchell’s Brewery site and adjacent car parks bounded to the east by the Lancaster Canal.

Earlier this year a series of engagement events were held with representatives from a wide body of organisations and consultation undertaken with the wider community to ask what the document should contain, leading to the publication of a draft supplementary planning document (SPD) - the Canal Quarter strategic regeneration framework - which, once approved, will be a material consideration in planning decisions of the area.

The draft SPD for the Canal Quarter presents a vision and development strategies, supported by a set of design principles, to guide the future development of the area over the next 15-20 years including for acceptable uses of land and buildings and essential ingredients such as sustainability and incorporation of green space.

People are now being asked to have their say on this vision. The consultation begins on Monday 16 December 2019 and runs for eight weeks until Monday 10 February 2020. All comments received will be taken into consideration when developing the final SPD and its adoption by the council.

You will need to consider the draft SPD document before making your response:

​​​​​​How to take part in the consultation

You can take part in the consultation in any of the following ways:

  • Complete the online survey - this is the quickest and easiest way to get your comments to us
  • If this is not possible, complete a response form (DOCX) and return either by email to or by post to Canal Quarter Team, Economic Development, PO Box 4, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ
  • Visit one of the public consultation drop in events (details below)

Public consultation drop-in events

Date Time Venue
Thursday 9 January 12pm - 4pm St Nicholas Arcades
Saturday 11 January 10.30pm - 1.30pm St Nicholas Arcades
Wednesday 15 January 1pm - 4pm The Gregson Centre 
Saturday 18 January 1pm - 4pm Marketgate Shopping Centre
Tuesday 21 January 3pm - 7pm The Storey
Thursday 30 January 12pm - 4pm Lancaster City Museum  

Further information can also be viewed at:

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

Representations and publicity

Please note that representations cannot be treated in confidence. The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, requires copies of all representations to be made publically available. We will also publish names and associated representations on our website but will not publish personal information such as telephone numbers, or email addresses.  By submitting a representation you confirm that you agree to this and accept responsibility for your representations.