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Lancaster City Council

Serving Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural and coastal areas 

Wildlife Trust sets out Urban Planning Guidelines for sustainable development

19/2/18: Is short-sighted urban planning driving us to extinction? As the government makes plans for the building of 300,000 new homes a year in the UK — with 12,000 new homes planned for the Lancaster area — the Wildlife Trust has published new guidelines for urban development that we ignore at our peril.

Lancaster City Council approves its Local Plan for publication

22/12/17: Lancaster City Council has agreed a six-week formal publication period of its new Local Plan, from early February, to allow for final representations on whether the proposed plan is ‘legally compliant and sound’ before it is submitted for independent examination by a government appointed inspector

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

Repeats every week every Monday and every Wednesday until Mon Oct 16 2017. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00 at Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road, Lancaster LA1 4TE

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:00 to 14:00 at Storey Centre, Lancaster LA1 1THL

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 12 2017. Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00 at Ellel Village Hall, Main Road, Galgate, LA2 0LQ

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 14:00 to 19:00 at Lancaster House Hotel, Ellel, Lancaster LA1 4GJ

Council launches Bailrigg Garden Village consultation

21/9/17: In January 2017 the Bailrigg area of Lancaster was chosen by the Government as the proposed location of a new Garden Village. Over the next month Lancaster City Council will be holding a series of drop-in events to give people the opportunity to share their views on these plans.

Justice for Grenfell Meeting

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30 at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Affordable Homes come under the spotlight at The Globe

8/2/16: If you're on the lookout for a more affordable home to rent this year, then an event taking place at The Globe Arena in Morecambe this week might be right up your street. With new social housing developments springing up in Lancaster and Morecambe, there’s never been a better time to apply for a new place to live via the district’s housing register.

Green Party set to Challenge Council's Plans for New Housing

6/12/15: Photo: Lancaster City CouncilDoes Turley's report on the Lancaster district's housing requirements – suggesting the area needs 13,000 - 14000 new homes between 2011 and 2031 - provide a compelling argument or do we need a truly independent review of its findings?

City's Housing need projections fall apart as Enterprise Zone job expectations 'flop'

29/1/15: Image used by HM Gov. to publicise Lancashire Enterprise Zone Unfortunately the Lancashire Enterprise Zone near Preston, created in 2011 and anchored by two BAE sites at Samlesbury and Warton, was slated by government ministers last month (read BBC report) as the UK's 'worst-performing', as it had not yet created any jobs.

New housing development at Lancaster Leisure Park gets the go ahead

11/12/14: Lancaster Leisure Park Lancaster Chamber of Commerce reports that exactly 12 years ago to the day, Lancaster Leisure Park revealed proposals for a new housing development on the site.

Citizens' Advice Bureau

87 King Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1RH. Oban House, 87-89 Queen Street, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 5EN. Telephone Advice: 01524 400400. North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau relies on volunteers to deliver the service, which aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face. 

Lancaster Cohousing Company Limited

Registered at: 9 Forgebank Walk, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6FD. Tel.: (general enquiries and Heron Bank) 01524 812843. Cohousing is a housing development that balances the advantages of home ownership with the benefits of shared common facilities and connections with your neighbours. 

Adactus begins work on Long Marsh Lane housing, Victoria Hotel plans raise parking concerns

2/6/14: Adactus Group Chief Executive, Paul Lees marks the start of building work on Long Marsh Lane with a sod cutting on Tuesday 27th May 2014. Photo: Adactus TheAdactus Housing Associationhas begun building work on Long Marsh Lane on what was the Lancaster City Football Club car park and the Dolly Blue Tavern, to create more one-bedroom apartments to rent and a new homeless hostel.

12,000 new homes locally? Council launches major planning consultation

23/5/14: Forecast Methodology. Turley The Lancaster district should make plans for an additional 12,000 new homes over the next 20 years to meet housing needs fuelled by an increasing population and a growing economy. This would represent a 20% increase in the number of local homes.

District set to benefit from affordable housing funding

5/8/13: Lancaster district is set to benefit from new funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to bring forward new affordable housing developments in the area.

Lancaster City Council steps up action on empty homes

19/7/13: Coun Karen Leytham, cabinet member for housing, welcoming Andrew Dent, Lancaster City Council's new Empty Homes Officer.Lancaster City Council is stepping up action on tackling empty homes and bringing them back into use.

Council launches Housing Needs survey

26/9/12: Lancaster City Council is launching a public consultation on new planning guidance for the district for new private housing. Views are being sought on the Draft Meeting Housing Needs Supplementary Planning Document. The document has been prepared to support and guide proposals for new housing so that they address the district’s housing needs.