Lancaster City Council’s going to progress with the latest plan to transform the Canal Corridor North site.
The development involves the authority; land owners British Land; and Lancaster University, who want to include a student village.
The latest proposals for the dilapidated quarter surrounding the old Mitchell’s Brewery include a mix of retail and food outlets; an 82-room hotel; accomodation for a thousand students; an underground car park; and an arts hub.
Last night, the City Council agreed in principle to support such a project and offer financial support – however, further negotiation and due diligence will be needed.
Plans to revamp the near 13 acre site between the city centre and the Lancaster Canal were first put forward well over a decade ago.
In 2010, a redevelopment was rejected by the government for not paying enough attention to protecting and restoring the site’s heritage…