Councillors to decide on 200 homes plans

Lancaster Town Hall.
Lancaster Town Hall.

Plans for over 200 new homes across the district are to go before the council’s planning committee next week.

Proposals for 41 houses and 24 apartments at the former G and L Car Services site in Wheatfield Street, Lancaster, will go before councillors at Lancaster Town Hall at 10.30am on March 2.

All of the residential units proposed are for affordable rent, with 15 one bedroom apartments, nine two bedrooms apartments, 14 two bedroom dwellings and 27 three bedroom dwellings making up the development.

Planning officers have recommended the plans for approval.

In Galgate, a reserved matters application has been submitted by Persimmon Homes for 50 dwellings and associated roads and landscaping for Laund Fields off Stoney Lane.

The development has been recommended for approval subject to amended plans and comments from county highways.

A new housing development near Morecambe Football Club has also been recommended for approval despite objections from the MP and local pub.

The Chorley Community Housing Scheme of 90 homes - a mixture of houses, bungalows and apartments - looks set to be built on land close to the Globe Arena in Westgate.

In Carnforth, plans to build eight one bedroom apartments and 12 two bed apartments to the rear of the Queen’s Hotel on Market Street are recommended for refusal, however.

According to council officers, the proposals, by Preston based Dewcraft Ltd, signify an overdevelopment of the site, and there are also issues surrounding access and safety.

Carnforth Chamber of Trade said that at least 20 dedicated off-street parking bays should be provided, rather than the proposed 10, and the development should incorporate one or two street level retail outlets.