On 29 July 2020 Lancaster City Council formally adopted its current Local Plan. Policy SG1 of the 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.
The creation of a new settlement in South Lancaster is a key element of the proposed growth in South Lancaster. The creation of a new Bailrigg Garden Village has been established through the Local Plan process and it is for the Area Action Plan to set out how this new settlement can be achieved. The ambitions of the Council are to deliver development which embeds the key principles of Garden Villages within new development including the provision of a wide range of housing, the necessary supporting infrastructure, community-led development, employment and job creation, high-quality design, the delivery of green and blue infrastructure networks and development which sits in balance with the surrounding natural environment.
Story so far
Read more about the story of Lancaster South Area Action Plan, previous stages of consultations and engagement and how we are progressing the next stages of preparation. Find out more here