Issue details

Launch of ‘A Rail Strategy for Lancaster District’

The purpose of the report is to present the City Council’s recently-drafted Rail Strategy for the Lancaster District for formal endorsement.
Subject to Cabinet endorsement for the Strategy, it is envisaged that a formal launch event will be arranged. Thereafter the Strategy will be used as a basis for influencing key stakeholders and decision-makers within the rail industry.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Community Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/05/2020

Explanation of anticipated restriction:

Decision due: 9 June 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Leader and Cabinet Member

Lead director: Director for Economic Growth and Regeneration

Contact: Mark Cassidy, Planning Manager Email: Tel: 01524 582390, Justin Shaw, Senior Service Support Administrator Email: Tel: 01524 582375.

Consultation process

An initial briefing and discussion event regarding the development of a Rail Strategy was held in 2019.

Are there any climate change implications?: The increased use of rail within the district has the potential to mitigate against the impacts of climate change. Rail journeys can provide a low carbon alternative to car transportation.


  • Launch of ‘A Rail Strategy for Lancaster District’