Get involved in consultations and community conversations

Community Conversations

We have had a number of exciting series of Community Conversations in 2020 / 2021, hosted by Lancaster City Council & partners in health and the voluntary sectors.  

Our recent Community Conversation on 18 March 2021 explored what we can do, as organisations and members of the community, to develop local skills and expertise to deliver jobs, goods and services within our district: Fair, Work and Wellbeing.  The recording of this session to follow.

Next steps - we are now considering all our conversations in 2020 / 2021, more details to follow.  To be kept informed please register below.

More about our Advisory Groups & Community Conversations

Wellbeing (supporting our communities in living well) and Community wealth-building 

Our wellbeing and community wealth-building conversartions are about supporting our communities in living well and exploring how we build a sustainable and just local economy that benefits local people and organisations.  You can view the recordings of these event below.

To get involved in future conversations please register below.  

Climate Change and Environment Cabinet Advisory Group - Taking the People’s Jury recommendations forward

Are you interested in what action can be taken to reduce carbon emissions in the Lancaster district and how you can get involved?.  We held an event on how we look take forward the People’s Jury recommendations on February 8 2021.  You can view the recording of this event below.   

To get involved in future conversations please register below.  

Housing Advisory Group

Our first online House Advisory Group meeting took place on Thursday 25 February 2021. You can view the recordings of these event below.  For specific queries please email

To get involved in future conversations please register below. 

Keep informed -  Voice Your Views

To keep informed on our community conversations & advisory groups please register here

licensing team

council's Taxi Policy

Our licensing team is reviewing the council's Taxi Policy and would like your views before going out to full consultation on the proposed document. To take part in the survey, click here....

Public Ream (Parks & Open Spaces)

Grassland Management Strategy

Lancaster City Council is about to change the way it manages grass cutting, to have numerous positive impacts. The consultation is now closed, comments are being considered, find out more....

Poulton Park in Morecambe

Poulton Park in Morecambe will be receiving some vital improvements thanks to successful funding bids by the local Friends group.  Have your say...

Local Plan and Planning Policy & Housing Strategy Consultations

Review of the Local Plan  Scoping Exercise Consultation 

On 30 January 2019, the council declared a climate emergency.  Whilst the newly adopted Local Plan does seek to address climate change, it was too far advanced in the plan preparation process to incorporate some of the actions and directions of the climate emergency declaration. We are therefore entering into an immediate Local Plan.  The first stage in the review process involves a scoping exercise. An eight-week consultation took place between 25 September 2020 to 20 November 2020 and we still continue to welcome comments and participation as to the scope of the reviewed plan, work is continuing to progress on producing a draft plan which looks to address the climate emergency declaration.  More details here .....

Canal Quarter Supplementary Planning Document 

The city council's recently adopted Local Plan states Policy SG5 of the Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD that development in the Canal Quarter should be brought forward in the context of a Development Framework to be prepared in the form of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). It goes onto state that the Framework should build on the direction of Local Plan policy and support the phased regeneration of the area.  More details here...

Masterplanning - Vision for Bailrigg Garden Village

In July 2020 Lancaster City Council adopted a new Local Plan for the district, which includes the designation of for a new settlement known as Bailrigg Garden Village, south of Lancaster.  The City Council has appointed architects JTP to engage with the local community and prepare a detailed masterplan for Bailrigg Garden Village and a design code for future development.  More details here...

A new Morecambe Bay unitary authority

Have you had your say yet on our joint proposal with South Lakeland District Council and Barrow Borough Council for a new Morecambe Bay unitary authority? Find out more about the proposals and how you can take part in the consultation here....

Eden Project North online community conversations

A programme of online community conversations around the Eden Project North proposals for Morecambe has been opened for registration.  To sign up to each of the events visit here...  You can also listen to recording of previous conversations

Lancaster City Council residents' survey

Please spare five minutes to complete the Lancaster City Council residents survey and have your say about your local area, the council and some of its services. We would like to know how satisfied you are and if you think that you are getting value for money as a resident of the Lancaster District. Services being monitored include street cleanliness, parks and open spaces, refuse collection and household recycling. This is an ongoing survey which will be reviewed on a regular basis and reported annually. The results will be monitored to help to review how the council is performing and the results of the questionnaire may prompt further investigation with customers and staff.

Park health check survey

Please spare six minutes to complete the Park Health Check survey and have your say about your Lancaster District parks. Your feedback will help us to maintain, manage and improve your parks

 Lancaster City Council services

Email us suggestions and ideas on how we can improve our services.

Lancashire County Council consultation

Latest consultation Highways and Transport Masterplanning - Lancaster ended 8 December 2020

View all county council consultations.