Bailrigg Garden Village – help us make it the best it can be

In January 2017 the Bailrigg area of Lancaster was chosen by the Government as the proposed location of a new Garden Village.

Lancaster City Council has included the Garden Village as a proposal in its draft Local Plan, which decides what land should and should not be allocated for development.

The council's regeneration team is leading on work to shape the Garden Village and design a concept plan for how it should be laid out and structured.

This will involve looking at, and gathering information on, many issues including drainage, flood risk, providing for sustainable travel, habitats and wildlife.

Over the next month a series of drop-in events is taking place to give people the opportunity to discuss a range of topics related to the Garden Village including (in no particular order):

  • The vision for the Garden Village, healthy living, housing density, bus rapid transit, a cycle superhighway, making Galgate a better place, managing run off and drainage, habitats and wildlife, employment, schools and facilities, leisure and recreation, roads and traffic.

Coun Eileen Blamire, leader of Lancaster City Council, said: “The proposals for the new Garden Village are very exciting and are a once in a lifetime opportunity to design a new settlement from the ground up, but we know that there are mixed views and there is much to plan to make it a success.

“We want to work with residents in a constructive manner so they can help us get the best development we can. Future generations are counting on us to do this right so they have secure homes, somewhere they can plan a family and live healthy lives.

“Fundamental issues such as drainage, transport and facilities including new schools will need to be addressed so this is the opportunity for local people to tell us what will be needed to make it a success.”




4th Oct


Lancaster House Hotel

5th Oct


Ellel Village Hall

9th Oct


The Storey (Reading Room)

11th Oct


Lancaster Methodist Church*

12th Oct


Ellel Village Hall

16th Oct


Lancaster Methodist Church*



*Please use the side entrance on Kensington Road

Please note that while these events are not directly part of the work taking place to bring forward the Local Plan, they do supplement the Local Plan process. Comments on the Local Plan should be sent to

Last updated: 25 September 2017