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April 2007

Sun, sea, sand and cycling - the order of the day in Morecambe

Sun, sea, sand and cycles were the order of the day in Morecambe yesterday (Sunday) when hundreds of people arrived by bike to join in the fun at the official launch of cycling on the town's promenade.

Out with the Local Plan, in with the Core Strategy

In line with government planning reforms, the current Lancaster Local Plan is being replaced by a Core Strategy, which will be submitted to Government on 4 May 2007 and is the Council’s overarching spatial planning strategy for the period up until 2021.

Let Your Fingers do the Recycling

If you want to recycle your old Yellow Pages directory, given that the recycling box collectors have rejected it, then give it to a schoolkid.

High Court strikes down planning committee "perceived impartiality" fallacy?

(Thanks to Max for this item): Outside and critical observers of local democracy have long had a problem with the idea that councillors on planning committees should not say or do anything which indicates support or opposition to developments.

Have your say on open space, sport and recreation facilities in Lancaster

Lancaster City Council has recently appointed specialist sport and leisure consultants PMP to look into how open space, sport and recreation facilities can be best used. The study is required by the Government, as laid out in current planning guidance.