Central Lincolnshire

Central Lincolnshire covers the combined areas of the City of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey, totalling an area of 2116sq.km, with a population of 290,500 (Census 2011).

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) was established in October 2009 and the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team (previously called the Joint Planning Unit) was established in May 2010.

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team is responsible for producing the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Adopted Central Lincolnshire Local Plan

At the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) meeting on 24 April 2017, the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan was formally adopted and now forms part of the Development Plan for the Central Lincolnshire authorities replacing the Local Plans of the City of Lincoln, West Lindsey, and North Kesteven District Councils.

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan includes policies for the growth and regeneration of Central Lincolnshire up to 2036. It includes policies to make sure that our settlements grow in the right way, ensure we have homes and employment where we need them, and ensure our communities are sustainable, accessible and inclusive.

The Adopted Central Lincolnshire Local Plan can be viewed or downloaded online or paper copies of the Local Plan and Policies Maps can be purchased for £50 (plus £6.78 post and package). The Local Plan can be purchased on line or by cheque, made payable to 'North Kesteven District Council' from City Hall, Lincoln or District Council Offices, Sleaford or by debit/ credit card at District Council Offices, Kesteven Street, Sleaford.

Latest news

Central Lincolnshire Housing Delivery Plan approved 14 January 2019

The 2019-24 Central Lincolnshire Housing Delivery Plan is an update to the 2016 Housing Growth Delivery Plan which was approved by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee on 14 January 2019. The Housing Delivery Plan sets out how we intend to deliver  the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan housing targets. 

The new Housing Delivery Plan is available to download below, on the Local Plan page and in the Local Plan Supporting Information section of the Planning Policy Library.

Local Plan Review - New Local Development Scheme approved 14 January 2019

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan was adopted on 24 April 2017. Since the adoption of the Local Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was updated in July 2018 and there has been a major update to the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). In response to the changes to national policy, the Joint Strategic Planning Committee at their meeting on 14 January 2019 approved a proposed review of the Local Plan along with a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) which sets out the timetable for the Local Plan review.

The revised Local Development Scheme is available to download below and in the Housing section of the Planning Policy Library.

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) Site Review 2019

The Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) provides important evidence to inform the Local Plan process. The deadline that had been set for reviewing existing HELAA sites has now passed. However, it is intended to undertake a call for sites in June 2019. Therefore, if you have a new site that you wish to make us aware of or an existing site that you still wish to put forward, but for which you missed the review deadline, you are invited to submit a completed site suggestion form for each site before or during the call for sites in June. Any completed forms along with a site plan should be submitted to talkplanning@central-lincs.org.uk or to the postal address provided on the forms.

The site suggestion forms are available to download below:

Latest Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report now published  

The latest Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report for 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024 has now been published (Jan 2019).

The report is available to download below and from the housing section of the Planning Policy Library page (reference HO001).

Central Lincolnshire Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) adopted 25 June 2018

The Central Lincolnshire Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by the Joint Strategic Planning Committee at it's meeting on 25 June 2018. The purpose of the SPD is to:

  • a) Explain how developer contributions will be secured;
  • b) Clarify the relationship between planning conditions, planning obligations and the Central Lincolnshire Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL); and
  • c) Provide a mechanism to help ensure the timely provision of infrastructure to support growth.

A separate note provides the first July 2018 affordable housing commuted sum annual update and the updated NHS contributions figures.

The adopted SPD and July 2018 update are available to download below, on the SPDs and Guidance Notes page and in the Infrastructure and Viability section of the Planning Policy Library.

Guidance on Health Impact Assessment Published  

New guidance has been published to help guide developers and decision makers on the implementation of policy LP9 Health and Wellbeing in the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.