Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan Main Modifications Consultation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Consultation has closed.  All representations will now be sent to the Planning Inspector for the Local Plan Examination

More details on the Local Plan Examination can be viewed on the council website



Consultation on the Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan Main Modifications begins

On 31 March 2022 the council submitted the Lancaster District Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan 2020-2031 to the Secretary of State for independent examination, in line with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (2) - Regulation 22.

The two Development Plan Documents are:

  • Part One: Climate Emergency Review of the Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD
  • Part Two: Climate Emergency Review of the Development Management DPD

Following the examination in public of the Lancaster District Proposed Submissions Versions of the above DPDs (“draft Local Plan”) in October 2022, the Planning Inspector made their initial view that with some modifications, Lancaster District Local Plan can be found sound. These are known as Main Modifications.

The consultation only relates to the Main Modifications recommended by the Inspector and not the wider Local Plan.

The consultation’s main questions relate to whether the Local Plan Main Modifications comply with legal requirements and meet the tests of ‘soundness’. These are the key issues that the independent Inspector will consider when assessing consultation responses. Comments should focus on whether the proposed Main Modifications comply with the legal requirements and can be considered ‘sound’.

At the close of the consultation, the representations made will be passed to the independent Planning Inspector for consideration. Following a review of responses to the modifications, the Inspector will then issue the final report before the Plan is then expected to proceed to Full Council for adoption. The Main Modifications have, where necessary, been subject to Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment.

Making a representation

Representations will only be accepted that refer to a proposed change shown in the Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications to the Submission Draft Local Plan (31 March 2022), found to the right of this page.

You should not repeat or re-submit your previous representations, these have already been considered by the Inspector during the examination process.

Representations are invited to be made on the Main Modifications to the Draft Local Plan and consequential changes to the Policies Map for a period of six weeks. This period will commence on 15 June 2023 and will conclude at 5pm on 28 July 2023.

Before making a representation below, please read the 'Statement of Representation Procedure' document and the 'Guide to Making a Representation’ document, found to the right of this page.

REPRESENTATIONS SHOULD ONLY RELATE TO THE MODIFICATIONS AND POLICIES MAP CHANGES. THIS CONSULTATION IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPEAT OR RAISE FURTHER REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE PUBLISHED LOCAL PLAN OR TO SEEK FURTHER CHANGES TO THE LOCAL PLAN.

PLEASE NOTE: Late representations will not be accepted.

Keep up-to-date with overall progress of the Local Plan Examination.

Additional modifications

Alongside the consultation on the proposed Main Modifications, the Council has published a list of Additional Modifications which it intends to make on adoption of the two Development Plan Document. These are outside the scope of the Main Modifications, and the Councils invite comments on them.

More details on the Local Plan Examination can be viewed on the council website



Consultation on the Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan Main Modifications begins

On 31 March 2022 the council submitted the Lancaster District Climate Emergency Review of the Local Plan 2020-2031 to the Secretary of State for independent examination, in line with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (2) - Regulation 22.

The two Development Plan Documents are:

  • Part One: Climate Emergency Review of the Strategic Policies & Land Allocations DPD
  • Part Two: Climate Emergency Review of the Development Management DPD

Following the examination in public of the Lancaster District Proposed Submissions Versions of the above DPDs (“draft Local Plan”) in October 2022, the Planning Inspector made their initial view that with some modifications, Lancaster District Local Plan can be found sound. These are known as Main Modifications.

The consultation only relates to the Main Modifications recommended by the Inspector and not the wider Local Plan.

The consultation’s main questions relate to whether the Local Plan Main Modifications comply with legal requirements and meet the tests of ‘soundness’. These are the key issues that the independent Inspector will consider when assessing consultation responses. Comments should focus on whether the proposed Main Modifications comply with the legal requirements and can be considered ‘sound’.

At the close of the consultation, the representations made will be passed to the independent Planning Inspector for consideration. Following a review of responses to the modifications, the Inspector will then issue the final report before the Plan is then expected to proceed to Full Council for adoption. The Main Modifications have, where necessary, been subject to Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment.

Making a representation

Representations will only be accepted that refer to a proposed change shown in the Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications to the Submission Draft Local Plan (31 March 2022), found to the right of this page.

You should not repeat or re-submit your previous representations, these have already been considered by the Inspector during the examination process.

Representations are invited to be made on the Main Modifications to the Draft Local Plan and consequential changes to the Policies Map for a period of six weeks. This period will commence on 15 June 2023 and will conclude at 5pm on 28 July 2023.

Before making a representation below, please read the 'Statement of Representation Procedure' document and the 'Guide to Making a Representation’ document, found to the right of this page.

REPRESENTATIONS SHOULD ONLY RELATE TO THE MODIFICATIONS AND POLICIES MAP CHANGES. THIS CONSULTATION IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPEAT OR RAISE FURTHER REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE PUBLISHED LOCAL PLAN OR TO SEEK FURTHER CHANGES TO THE LOCAL PLAN.

PLEASE NOTE: Late representations will not be accepted.

Keep up-to-date with overall progress of the Local Plan Examination.

Additional modifications

Alongside the consultation on the proposed Main Modifications, the Council has published a list of Additional Modifications which it intends to make on adoption of the two Development Plan Document. These are outside the scope of the Main Modifications, and the Councils invite comments on them.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Consultation has closed.  All representations will now be sent to the Planning Inspector for the Local Plan Examination

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link