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Have your say on huge house building plans

Photo Neil Cross
Luneside East, which is being demolished to make way for new development

Photo Neil Cross Luneside East, which is being demolished to make way for new development

An extra 12,000 homes are needed over the next 20 years in the Lancaster and Morecambe district.

And you can help decide where they will be built.

Eight weeks of public exhibitions will be held to show residents possible sites for new housing.

Options include “creation of a new settlement” which could mean building a brand new town in the area.

“A single large urban extension”, building on Green Belt, evenly building new housing on existing estates or major expansion of two rural housing settlements are also being looked at.

Land has already been found to site 7,000 new homes but a shortfall of 5,000 remains.

An increasing population and growing economy have been given as the reasons for the housing drive.

All councils across the country will be asked to meet the new targets after a Government-led review by an independent consultant.

Drop-in events include: Tuesday, June 3 – Morecambe Arndale Centre – 10am to 3pm; Wednesday, June 4 – Carnforth Tesco, 2pm to 7pm, Thursday, June 5 – Heysham Library – 2pm to 6pm, Saturday June 14 – St Nicholas Arcades – 10am to 3pm , Tuesday, June 17 - Torrisholme Methodist Church – 2pm to 6pm, Wednesday, June 18 - Bolton Le Sands Village Hall – 12.30am to 4.30pm, Thursday June 19, The Centre@Halton – 3.15pm to 6.45pm, Tuesday June 24, Victoria Institute Caton – 2pm to 7pm, Wednesday June 25, Nether Kellet Village Hall – 2pm to 6.30pm, Thursday, June 26 - Hornby Institute – 2pm to 7pm.

More information on the consultation can be found at www.lancaster.gov.uk/planningpolicy.

 

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