Monday, 7 October 2013

Your Views sought on Council's new Development Plan

Lancaster City Council has now published two important Development Plan Documents which will form part of the new Local Plan for Lancaster district and is inviting interested parties to submit any final comments.

The Development Management DPD contains planning policies which will be used by the council to determine planning applications. Also being published is the Morecambe Area Action Plan DPD, which is the culmination of three years close working with the community to come up with a plan for central Morecambe that can be delivered and will make a difference.

There will now be one final opportunity for people to examine the development plan documents and make representations if they wish before they are examined by a Government Planning Inspector. The council aims to formally adopt the plans next year.

The period for representations on both the Development Management DPD and Morecambe Area Action Plan DPD begins on Thursday 10th October and will last for six weeks concluding on 21st November at 5.00pm.

The documents along with accompanying and supporting documentation will be available to view at Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls and public libraries in Lancaster and Morecambe during normal working hours.  Formal representation forms and guidance on how to complete the forms will also be available.

You will also be able to view the documents and guidance on-line and download representation forms at

 Completed representation forms should be returned to:
Planning and Housing Policy Team,
Lancaster City Council ,
PO Box 4,
Town Hall,
Dalton Square,
Lancaster.  LA1 1QR
Electronic versions of the form should be emailed to 
Drop-in sessions
Council officers will also be available to answer any questions on the development plan documents at a series of drop-in events taking place across the district.

Thursday October 17 – Hornby Institute (2pm – 7pm)
Tuesday October 22 – Lancaster Library (2pm – 7pm)
Monday October 28 – Carnforth Library (2pm – 7pm)
Thursday October 31 – Morecambe Library (2pm – 7pm)

Councillor Janice Hanson, Cabinet member with responsibility for planning and regeneration, said:  “These documents will form important parts of the new Local Plan for the Lancaster district and this is the last chance interested parties will have to comment on the soundness of the documents before they are submitted to the Government for public inspection.

"We would urge interested parties to take the opportunity of viewing the documents and make their representations before the deadline."

For more information or assistance, you can contact the Planning and Housing Policy Team, tel. 01524 582383.

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