Central Lincolnshire

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

Local Plan Press Releases

Local Plan Review Inspectors Report Received

The Central Lincolnshire authorities are preparing a new Local Plan to replace the Local Plan adopted in 2017.  An Issues and Options Consultation was held in June and July 2019, a Draft Local Plan Consultation held during June, July and August 2021 and consultation on a Proposed Submission Local Plan took place between 16th March and 9th May 2022.

On 8th July 2022 the Local Plan Review was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in order for it to commence its examination.  The Local Plan examination was held between 15th November and 16th December 2022.  Recommended Main Modifications were then published for consultation between 13th January and 24th February 2023. These were accompanied by Additional 'Minor' Modifications, Recommended Policies Map Modifications, a Further SA Addendum and HRA Addendum.

The Inspectors Report has now been received by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee. The Inspectors Report and Schedule of Main Modifications Appendix are available to download below.

Local Plan Review        

Local Plan Review Latest LDS and Live Update

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.

Revised Statement of Community Involvement adopted 2023

The Joint Strategic Planning Committee at their meeting on 9 January 2023 approved a revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

The SCI outlines how the committee expects to involve and consult the public and stakeholders when preparing planning policy documents and supplementary planning documents. It also outlines how and when the public can have their say on planning applications determined by the three districts and what support will be made available for groups undertaking neighbourhood planning.

The revised Statement of Community Involvement is available to download below.

Affordable Housing Commuted Sum 2022 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.

Latest Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report now published

The latest Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report (2022) has now been published.  The report is available to download below.

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.