Bid for Lancaster Canal Quarter committee

A call is being made to have all political parties represented on a proposed committee for a major Lancaster development.

Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 2:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 2:56 pm
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The Lancaster Conservative Group is calling for a sub-committee of Lancaster City Council to be formed to set the future of the Canal Corridor project.

“We will be supporting amendments to Labour’s recommended position on their Canal Corridor u-turn,” said Peter Williamson, Lancaster Conservative group leader.

“The idea the Labour cabinet can come up with a sensible plan on their own is fantasy, and we are calling on true cross-party collaboration that puts politics aside and Lancaster first.”

This comes after the city council announced a change of plans for the development – rebranding it the Canal Quarter.

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Council and Labour group leader, Coun Eileen Blamire, said: “We want the best for Lancaster and a scheme that residents, businesses and visitors can take pride in.

“A cross-party council Canal Quarter Cabinet Liaison Group will be able to input into the scheme and there will be consultation with the community.

“We would urge the Conservatives to take a constructive part in those discussions and practice what they are preaching about putting politics aside instead of trying to use this issue as a political football.”