Climate Emergency Local Plan review

What it is and why we are reviewing the Local Plan so soon after adoption

On 29 July 2020 Lancaster City Council formally adopted its current Local Plan. This document shapes the future of the Lancaster district up until 2031, and plans for more housing, new employment, open spaces, shops and community facilities, all of which are necessary to create places in which people want to live, work and do business.   

Climate Emergency

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 review to ensure that the aspects of this important agenda are adequately considered and include the necessary mitigation and adaption measures necessary to address the climate emergency.   

Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan - Consultation

Public consultation under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012

Consideration of the responses received as part of the first stage of the scoping consultation on the Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan has helped to shape the review of the Strategic Policies & Land Allocation DPD and Development Management DPD. The draft DPDs will be published for consultation on the  23 July 2021 for eight weeks until 5pm 17 September 2021.  Details on the previous scoping exercise can be found in the link below under ‘previous consultation stages’

  • Further details on the Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan (including the Reviewed DPDs and accompanying evidence) and how you can make a comment on the draft DPDs can be found here...
  • Alongside the Climate Emergency Local Plan Review, Lancaster City Council is also consulting on a District-wide Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy, which forms one of the key pieces of evidence underpinning the review. Consultation on the Strategy also runs for an eight week period up to the 17 September, more details can be found here...
  • The Climate Emergency Local Plan Review Viability Assessment is a key piece of evidence underpinning the review and includes recommendations about the potential for Lancaster City Council to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy. The potential introduction of a Community Infrastructure Levy forms part of the consultation and also runs for an eight week period up to 17th September, more details can be found here...

Previous consultation stages

About the Local Plan

More details can be found here...