Carnforth Town Council

Carnforth Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

Formal Submission of Carnforth Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012: Regulation 16 – Publicising a plan proposal


Lancaster City Council will be consulting on the Neighbourhood Plan for six weeks, from Friday 4 February 2022 to Friday 18 March 2022.

The neighbourhood plan has been formally submitted to Lancaster City Council by Carnforth Town Council.

Neighbourhood planning gives communities the chance to decide where new development should be and what it should look like. For example, new homes, protection of the built and natural environment and managing flood risk. A plan must be in line with the district’s strategic policies of the Local Plan and is subject to an independent examination and community referendum. If approved, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the district’s Local Plan and it is used in helping to make decisions on planning applications.

Having formally received a plan for the Carnforth Town area, the council will undertake a final consultation with members of the public before the Neighbourhood Plan can be submitted for examination by an independent planning inspector, who will determine if the plan meets certain criteria requirements and standards.

Councillor Malcolm Watkins, (Chair of Carnforth Neighbourhood Plan Working Group), said: “Carnforth Town Council is delighted to have submitted the Carnforth Neighbourhood Plan (CNP) and supporting documentation to Lancaster City Council.

Our submission is the culmination of a great deal of work over almost 4 years. The CNP has been developed to enable our community to take greater control of the type and scale of housing development and land use; our heritage and tourism; tackling climate change and protecting our environment; local economy, traffic management and air quality. It sets out a vision, objectives and aspirations for the Town to 2031”.

Anyone wishing to be involved can view the submitted neighbourhood plan, associated documents and the online response form:

Paper copies are also available for viewing at Carnforth Civic Hall and Morecambe Town Hall, during office open times.

Please post response forms via email to or by post to Planning and Place Service, Planning and Housing Strategy Team, Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ

Please note: Responses should make clear whether they wish to remain informed over future decisions of the Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with Regulation 16 (iv) of the 2012 Regulations.

Please note: The deadline for representations is Friday 18 March 2022

Many thanks

Planning and Housing Policy Team Lancaster City Council 01524 582383

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