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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 Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) draft update 2017

Following adoption of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan, an updated draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared. 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.

The draft SPD is now out for public consultation for a period of 4 weeks from 9:00am on 22nd November to 9:00am on 20th December 2017.

The draft SPD is available to download below and hard copies are available to view at the City of Lincoln, West Lindsey and North Kesteven Council offices. Comments on the document can be made on the draft SPD comments form (below) and sent via e-mail to talkplanning@central-lincs.org.uk or by post to the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team, c/o North Kesteven District Council, District Council Offices, Kesteven Street, Sleaford NG34 7EF. Only comments relating to planning considerations can be taken into account.

Following the consultation period all comments will be reviewed and the SPD amended as necessary and appropriate. Depending on the nature and extent of any changes made to the SPD, it may be necessary to reconsult, again for at least 4 weeks. Subject to the outcome of the consultation, it is intended to take the SPD, with a recommendation for adoption, to the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee at it's meeting on 22nd January 2018.

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. View the Health Impact Assessment Guidance Note.

Central Lincolnshire Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) draft update 2017

The Neighbourhood Planning Act, enacted in April 2017, contained new requirements for local planning authorities to make clear in their SCI how they will support neighbourhood planning in their area. A revised Central Lincolnshire SCI has therefore been drafted to incorporate a more detailed section on neighbourhood planning. View the draft SCI update.