Council decision on plans for 55 new homes in south Lancaster is deferred

Plans for up to 55 new homes to be built at Stodday in south Lancaster were deferred by city councillors today, Monday.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 12:13 pm
Part of the application site.

Story Homes want to build the properties, along with a new access road, on land off Ashton Road, near to Pinewood Close.

The land is currently an agricultural field used for growing crops, and is close to Lancaster Canal.

The site falls within the Lancaster South Broad Location for Growth allocation, which also includes the Bailrigg Garden Village scheme.

The application is for up to 55 new homes on land off Ashton Road. Photo: Google Street View

Local residents, including Coun Abi Mills, have objected to the proposals, with Aldcliffe-with-Stodday Parish Council, Lancaster Civic Society, cycling group Dynamo, CLOUD (Citizens of Lancaster opposed to un-necessary development) and South Lancaster Flood Action Group also raising concerns.

However, council officers had recommended that the outline planning application be granted, subject to several conditions.

But at Monday's planning committee meeting, city councillors agreed to defer the application to a future meeting.

Meanwhile, plans for 64 homes, along with open space and a play area, to be built on a separate stretch of land off Ashton Road, have this week been submitted to the city council by WVC Lancaster Ltd, while Taylor Wimpey want to build 58 new houses in Lancaster Road, Slyne.