Lancaster Local Plan
The local plan includes the £250m Canal Quarter mixed-use scheme

Lancaster Local Plan due for summer adoption

Dan Whelan

The city council wants to deliver 13,000 homes over the next 15 years, including the first 1,200 at Bailrigg Garden Village and a further 1,000 homes at Cuckoo Farm between Ridge Lea and Lancaster Farms Prison.

The Local Plan also features the city’s Canal Quarter, which is lined up for a £250m regeneration including offices, an arts venue, retail and leisure, and up to 1,000 homes. 

A strategic regeneration framework has been drawn up for the Canal Quarter by Avison Young and design consultancy Planit IE, on behalf of the council. 

Lancaster’s Local Plan, first mooted in 2014, has been signed off by the planning inspector, who made some amendments to earlier proposals, including removing an allocation for 500 homes south of Windermere Road in Carnforth. 

The Carnforth development was removed because there was no justification to release it from the Green Belt, according to the inspector. 

The plan, which has been subject to delays, could be adopted by the council later this year. 

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