Category Archives: Lancaster

New cycle infrastructure in south Lancaster

Spotted today on a meandering walk towards Lancaster University: a new shared-use path (above) which links the A6 with Collingham Park/Bentham Road.  It goes round the back of the new Aiken Meadow housing estate (so, meadow no more). It joins … Continue reading

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Planning application for 55 houses on Ashton Road

There is currently a planning application (20/00305) for 55 houses on Ashton Road, between Pinewood Close and the canal. Dynamo has objected as follows: While Dynamo recognises the importance of increasing housing provision, we object to this specific application on … Continue reading

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Housing numbers for south Lancaster

Dynamo has tried to find out more detail about the numbers of new homes planned for south Lancaster (ranging from 3,500 to 9,135) and has received the following response from Lancashire County Council: Lancashire Count Council notes your specific query … Continue reading

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Cycling along South Road now

A Dynamo member has made a short video of what it’s like cycling along South Road with the new pop-up cycle lanes.  It’s clear they provide some protection now that traffic levels have increased post-lockdown.  (Sadly, there’s nothing being done … Continue reading

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Lancaster councillors call for city-wide 20mph speed limit

Local Green Party councillors have called on Lancashire County Council to introduce a default 20mph speed limit on ALL roads in the city (rather than just residential roads, as at present).  This would: provide a legacy of cleaner, greener transport … Continue reading

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How many houses in south Lancaster? 3,500 or 9,135?

The story so far . . . In September 2017 Lancashire County Council agreed to submit bids to the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) – including a bid for approx. £150 million for up to 5,000 new homes in South … Continue reading

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Objection to development on Bailrigg Lane

Dynamo doesn’t normally look at smaller planning applications, but this one (ref 19/01562/FUL) opens onto Bailrigg Lane.  It’s an application to replace Downings with two small apartment blocks, but we are concerned about the exit onto Bailrigg Lane and extra … Continue reading

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Objection to planning application on Pathfinders Drive

Dynamo has objected to planning application 19/01568* for 54 houses and other developments on Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster, as follows: 1. THE SITE IS NOT SAFELY LINKED TO THE EXISTING CYCLE NETWORK. If you wish to cycle into Lancaster city centre … Continue reading

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Update on Long Marsh Lane, Lancaster

As you may know, Long Marsh Lane in Lancaster will eventually become a no-through road for cars.  There will be barriers (permeable to cyclists) beside the railway bridge and some form of turning head outside Giant Axe field so that vehicles can … Continue reading

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Dynamo’s response to the Lancaster Cycling & Walking Planning Advisory Note (PAN)

Download the Cycling and Walking PAN.  All details on Lancaster City Council’s website. Background This links to the meeting that Matt and Patricia had in December with the City Council. As part of its Local Plan, the City Council has … Continue reading

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