Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan
On 30 January 2019, the council declared a climate emergency. On 29 July 2020 Lancaster City Council formally adopted its current Local Plan. 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 therefore entered into an immediate Local Plan review of the adopted Strategic Policies and Land Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD) and the Development Managment DPD 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. More details below.
Lancaster South Area Action Plan (AAP)
Policy SG1 of the adopted Strategic Policies & Land Allocations Development Plan Document set a broad location for growth in the South Lancaster area and a series of key growth principles for the future development. Policy SG1 did not set specific allocations of land for development or other purposes, nor did it provide a detailed planning framework through locally-specific planning policies – it did however set a commitment to prepare and deliver a new Area Action Plan DPD for growth in South Lancaster, including the delivery of Bailrigg Garden Village. More details below.