Housing Development in Lancaster
This half-day seminar held on the 19th June 2014 focused on the Lancaster district’s housing need. It was hosted by Lancaster Vision and attendees included city councillors and officers, academics, housing developers, solicitors and agents and other interested parties.
One outcome of the seminar was agreement that the figure adopted by Lancaster City Council of 12,000 new homes needed in the district by 2031, is based on information that may be out-of-date and it was noted that the Council has asked their consultants, Turley, to “re-run the numbers”. The meeting also discussed the uncertainty over forecasts over a future period of 20 years and how demand for housing will be affected by how much economic growth takes place in the district. Size, price and design were also considered important issues when it came to housing need.
The seminar agreed that housing expansion in the Lancaster district was such an important matter locally, “that if possible it should be a non-political issue, where everyone works together to look for the best solution for the district”
For the full report on the seminar click on: Housing Seminar notes June 2014