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 stage of the Local Plan review, the Issues and Options consultation and call for sites, has now ended and all comments received and key issues raised are available to view via the consultation link below. The comments received will help inform the drafting of the revised plan, which will be published for public consultation in early 2020.

The documents that formed part of the Issues and Options consultation can still 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

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. An updated HELAA Report and site data sheets appendix have been produced which are available to download below and under 'housing' in the Planning Policy Library. Please note that the site data sheets appendix is a large document and may take some time to download. The report and appendix will be updated to include those sites submitted as part of the subsequent call for sites in due course.

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.

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).