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.

Local Plan Review 2019

The current Local Plan was adopted in April 2017 and continues to perform well in making decisions on development, however, in response to significant changes to national policy, a review is required to ensure it remains up to date.

The first, formal stage of the Local Plan review was the Issues and Options consultation that took place in June and July 2019. The Issues and Options Consultation Report (below) sets out details about the consultation and provides a summary of the responses. The comments received will help inform the drafting of the revised plan. Details of the next stages of the Local Plan review and planned consultations can be found in the 'Local Plan Live Update' under 'Latest News' below.

Issues and Options Consultation Report

The documents that formed part of the Issues and Options consultation and the all comments made can be viewed via the consultation link below:


If you wish to be kept informed of future stages of the Local Plan review you can either provide your contact details to the Local Plan team via e-mail to talkplanning@central-lincs.org.uk, in writing to the address on the contact page or register your details using the inconsult link above.

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

Latest Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report now published  

The latest Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report for 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026 has now been published (Nov 2020).

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

Local Plan Review - New Local Development Scheme approved 21 September 2020

In response to the changes to national policy, the climate emergency and the ongoing impacts of Covid-19, the Joint Strategic Planning Committee at their meeting on 21 September 2020 approved a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) which sets out the timetable for the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan review.

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

Affordable Housing Commuted Sum 2020 annual update

In accordance with Appendix 4 of the Developer Contributions SPD, the commuted sum for Affordable Housing has been recalculated and is available to download below and on the SPDs and Guidance Notes page.

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) Report 2020

The Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) provides important evidence to inform the Local Plan process. An updated HELAA Report (March 2020) and site data appendices have been produced which are available to download below and under 'housing' in the Planning Policy Library. The report and appendices are updated from the previously published 2019 report and includes sites submitted as a result of the most recent call for sites. Please note that the site data appendices are large documents and may take some time to download. Sites are also available to view on the interactive map on this web site.

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.