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City Council, Centros, Mitchells and English Heritage partner on new Canal Corridor plan

John Freeman
After the recent Secretary of State’s decision on the Canal Corridor North development in Lancaster, Lancaster City Council, which owns much of the land and the other majority landowner, Mitchell's, English Heritage and development partner Centros have agreed, following initial discussions, to work in partnership to take the necessary steps to develop further the options for redeveloping the Canal Corridor site.

The Council has issued a statement saying the partners fully understand the role of preserving the city’s heritage assets and will now work collaboratively with all parties.

"Collectively, we need to deliver a development proposal which will ensure sustainable economic, environmental and social regeneration for the city.

"Whilst all partners are committed to working to this aim, the city council will also be working with all other interested parties and will be consulting with the communities of the district, to ensure the early redevelopment of this important site within the city."

Following the recent High Court decision that has now been made regarding the judicial review, the city council is now in a position to continue its work in reviewing the Conservation Areas.

This will assist in establishing the heritage values of the site that need to be taken into account in the development proposal.