Issue details

Mainway Regeneration Next Steps

Following agreement of signed Heads of Terms between the City and County Council, formal agreement to purchase the land adjacent to the Mainway site within the former Skerton High School footprint is requested. Principles for the remainder of the Mainway site are also requested to support the wider masterplanning work.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Threshold;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Skerton East Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/12/2022

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Financial details contained within report.

Decision due: 17 January 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member with particular responsibility for Finance and Resources

Lead director: Director for Communities and the Environment

Contact: Joanne Wilkinson, Chief Officer - Housing and Property Email:

Consultation process

Ongoing consultation and engagement with local residents through engagement days, workshops and residents meetings have taken place. Engagement has also taken place with ward councillors, local businesses and the Pupil Referral Unit adjacent to the derelict Skerton High School site.


Residents, businesses, ward Councillors, Head and Governors of adjacent school, County Council - who have further consulted with wider Lancaster schools as part of s.77 application.

Are there any climate change implications?: Through the masterplanning of the site - buildings will be designed to the highest energy performance ratings possible, as well as improved communal features.

Agenda items


  • Proposal to purchase Skerton High School land