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Who we are

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. 

Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee was established in October 2009. The Committee comprises of 12 councillors from the City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council and is responsible for agreeing any work that the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team produces. More details of this Committee, including current representatives and meeting dates can be found on the Committee Information page.

Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team was first established in May 2010 and works closely with other officers across the partner authorities in the preparation of planning policy work.

Where is Central Lincolnshire?

Central Lincolnshire covers the combined area of the City Of Lincoln, North Kesteven, and West Lindsey totalling an area of 2116 sq.km. The total population of this area is 290,500 (Census 2011). A map showing the boundary of Central Lincolnshire can be downloaded below.

What we do

We are responsible for producing the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan which will contain planning policies that relate to the delivery and management of development in Central Lincolnshire. The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan will progressively replace the Local Plans of the City of Lincoln, West Lindsey, and North Kesteven District Councils.

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the timetable for the completion of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan: the LDS can be found on the Planning Policy Library page (see document E002A).

What is planning policy?

The planning policies in the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan will be used to help determine planning applications within the Central Lincolnshire area.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out national planning policy and this will be used alongside the Local Plan to help determine planning applications. The NPPF was adopted by the Government in March 2012. The NPPF replaced Planning Policy Statements (PPSs) and Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPGs) (more information on national planning policy is available on the gov.uk website). If an area has an adopted neighbourhood development plan in place, it will also inform the determination of planning applications in that area.

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