Issue details

Canal Quarter, Lancaster - Use of Reserves

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: For Determination

Wards affected: Bulk Ward; Castle Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2020

Decision due: 8 December 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member with particular responsibility for Sustainable Economic Prosperity

Lead director: Director for Economic Growth and Regeneration

Contact: Paul Rogers, Senior Regeneration Officer Email: progers@lancaster.gov.uk Tel: 01524 582334.

Consultation process

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 Group.

Consultees

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.

Documents

  • Canal Quarter, Lancaster - Use of Reserves