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Lancaster City Council

Tel. 01524 582000. Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ. Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AF. Serving Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural and coastal areas 

Take back control say Greens on Canal Corridor

23/3/18: A public meeting at the Gregson Centre last week was told by Green Party speakers that the proposed scheme by British Land was full of financial and environmental risks. They calculated that it would be more financially sound for the Council to take control with a phased scheme.

Labour's majority in the balance as student city councillors resign

22/3/18: Two vacancies have been created on Lancaster City Council following the resignation of two Labour councillors. Lucy Atkinson and Sam Armstrong, who both represented the University and Scotforth Rural ward, have resigned their seats.

CLOUD to hold meeting on Bailrigg Garden Village Development

9/3/18: Local campaign group CLOUD is calling a General Meeting on Tuesday 20 March at 7.30pm at the Boot & Shoe pub. The group will decide its response to the Local Plan, including the Bailrigg Garden Village proposals, as the public's comments for the Planning Inspectorate must be submitted by 6 April.

The City Council Budget: Left & Right perspectives

2/3/18: Lancaster City Council has approved its budget for the coming year. The two main parties on the council, Conservative and Labour, have sent us their comments about it and here is what they had to say.

Lancaster City Council approves its 2018/19 budget

1/3/18: Lancaster City Council has set its budget for 2018/19, with a focus on a wide-ranging programme of investment to ensure the district thrives as a vibrant regional centre, while battling continued central government funding cuts.

Council asks for comments on Local Plan

13/2/18: Lancaster City Council has formally published its new Local Plan and is seeking public opinion on whether it is ‘legally compliant and sound’. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday April 6.

Chief Regeneration & Planning Officer announces retirement

2/2/18: Andrew Dobson, Lancaster City Council’s Chief Officer (Regeneration and Planning), has announced his retirement and will leave the authority next Friday February 9 2018.

Lancaster City Council's 2018/19 budget presentation

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 18:00 at Morecambe Town Hall LA4 5AF

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

Green Party spills the beans on risky Canal Corridor leases

12/12/17: The Green Party have published a damning exposé of the financial risks to the City Council from British Land's Canal Corridor plans, claiming the Labour Council is negotiating a lease on the same upward-only terms that cost Lancaster its £500kpa-losing Indoor Market - and £13m+ to get out of.

Angry flood victim meetings explain causes - and plan opposition to Local Plan's Garden Village

7/12/17: Multi-agency meetings about the recent floods heard residents' accounts of what happened - and why. Angry residents launch objections to the Local Plan's Bailrigg Garden Village scheme for 5000 new homes right in the middle of it all, to be debated by Council on 20th December.

Lancaster Area Loneliness Summit

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30 at Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ

Public meetings announced to discuss flooding

27/11/17: UPDATED WITH HALA AND GALGATE MEETING INFORMATION A public meeting will be held in Halton tomorrow (Tuesday 28th November) to discuss the recent localised flooding that affected the village.

Labour bids to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ as local foodbank use soars

16/11/17: A Labour motion backing a parliamentary bid to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ among children – as well as a rise of more than 80 per cent in the use of foodbanks in Lancaster - has been passed by Lancaster City Council

City council appeals for information on lead theft

15/11/17: Lancaster City Council is appealing for information to help catch thieves who stole lead from the roof of the Old Station Buildings, home to the Platform entertainment venue, on Monday evening

Death of former Mayor of Lancaster announced

8/11/17: We're sorry to report the death of Councillor Roger Sherlock, who passed away earlier this morning.

Conservatives to back outline Canal Corridor development plans

31/10/17: Lancaster City Council's Conservative Group have agreed to back the new secret Canal Corridor development proposals, so long as the Council agrees to an amendment backing the existing small businesses in the city centre. But few people know what the development plans are yet. Update: Proposal passed

Lancaster City Council takes action on empty homes

24/10/17: Owners of empty properties are being urged to work with Lancaster City Council to bring their vacant assets back into use.

The right to stay in the UK for EU citizens Q&A - Lancaster

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00 at Lancaster Town Hall LA1 1PJ