The report considers the route and approach to
implementation of an area in the Canal Quarter known as
Cooper’s Fields, the area of city council interest dominated
by the Upper and Lower St. Leonard’s Gate surface car
parking, bounded by Lodge Street, Alfred Street, Seymour Street /
Edward Street and St Leonards Gate. Cabinet is asked to consider
the approval of Reserve Funds to undertake the management and
progression of an RIBA competition to select the preferred
architectural design team to work on the project.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Financial and Community Impact;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Bulk Ward; Castle Ward;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2020
Decision due: 19 January 2021 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member with particular responsibility for Communities, Well-Being and Partnerships
Lead director: Director for Economic Growth and Regeneration
Contact: Paul Rogers, Senior Regeneration Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01524 582334.
The Lancaster Canal Quarter Strategic
Regeneration Framework (SRF) is undergoing the final stages of its
progression through statutory consultation. Following this period,
should there be no substantive reason to return to Cabinet for
amendments, the document will be adopted as planning policy.
Members considered the strategic approach to implementation at its
meeting in June 2020. The proposed detailed route for securing a
preferred design team for this key element of the Canal Quarter
area has been considered by the council's Capital Strategy
Canal Quarter Strategic Regeneration Framework
has been subject to wide public and stakeholder consultation. The
proposed detailed route for securing a preferred design team for
this key element of the Canal Quarter area has been considered by
the council's Capital Strategy Group.
Are there any climate change implications?: There are no climate change implications from the decision. However, the appointment of a design team to deliver a proposal which meets the council's aspirations for a sustainable exemplar design and build will be a key consideration in the design competition.