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City Council seeks views on additional Local Plan evidence

7/1/19: Lancaster City Council is asking for people’s views on the "soundness" of the submitted Local Plan following the publication of additional evidence and information.

Canal Corridor Action Group Ideas Meeting

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:02 at Gregson Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY

CLOUD meeting advises on how to comment on Local Plan - Deadline is 6 April

23/3/18: A packed General Meeting of CLOUD on Tuesday 20 March stressed the need for people to respond to Lancaster City Council's Local Plan by 6 April 2018. Worried residents expressed a range of concerns, with flooding and air quality topping a long list. Information on how to comment was provided

Public Meeting on Canal Corridor Development

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 19:45 at Gregson Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY

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.

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

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.

Public Meeting: Bailrigg Garden Village Development

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:30 at The Boot and Shoe, 171 Scotforth Rd, Lancaster LA1 4PU

Powderhouse Lane housebuilding proposal withdrawn after public opposition

3/8/17: Controversial plans for 51 new homes on recreational land next to the Vale of Lune Rugby Club have been withdrawn in the face of widespread opposition. The plans for a piece of land also bordered by the Torrisholme, Westgate and Bare cricket grounds had sparked scores of objections from residents.

Freeman's Wood: Consultation on Satnam Plan to Build 250 Homes

31/3/17: The Property Development Trust's planning consultants, Satnam, are drafting a proposal to build 250 new homes on the land now occupied by Freeman's Wood. They will be holding a consultation display about it at the Storey, this Wednesday 5 April, from 12 noon - 6.45pm. There's also an online survey.

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.

Slyne Looks To Shape Its Future

1/2/16: Lancaster City Council has received a fifth neighbourhood plan application from Slyne with Hest Parish Council. Neighbourhood planning gives communities the chance to decide where new development should be and what it should look like. For example, new homes, shops and offices.

Salt Ayre plans pass the first stage

20/1/16: There's a new look for Salt Ayre Sports Centre ahead. Image supplied for illustrative purposes only. Image ©CreateabilityProposals for a multi-million pound redevelopment of Salt Ayre Sports Centre have passed the first stage. On Tuesday (19th January) Lancaster City Council’s cabinet unanimously supported the plans, which will now go to Full Council on Wednesday 2nd March for final approval.

Market Square Trees Decision to go before full Council Cabinet early next year

15/12/15: Lancaster Market Square. Photo: John FreemanAfter outcry over a proposal to remove the trees from Lancaster's Market Square - and the possibility that the decision would be made by just one councillor - it seems there has been a change of heart, at least as far as the decision making goes.

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