Adopted Local Plan 2017

Adopted Local Plan

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan was adopted by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) on 24 April 2017 and it now replaces the Local Plans of the City of Lincoln, West Lindsey and North Kesteven District Councils. The adopted Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and associated documents are available to download below.

Paper copies of the Adopted Local Plan and Policies Maps can be purchased for £50 (plus £6:78 post and package). The Local Plan can be purchased online 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.

Housing Growth in Medium and Small Villages (Local Plan Policy LP4)

Policy LP4 provides a strategic steer as to what level of growth over the plan period is appropriate for all small and medium villages (as identified in the Settlement Hierarchy in Policy LP2). North Kesteven and West Lindsey District Council provide a monitoring note of the latest position on permissions and completions and remaining growth level for each listed village in their area.

Local Plan Review 2019

The Local Plan Review is proposed to replace the Local Plan adopted in 2017. It addresses a range of issues such as climate change, housing, employment, shopping and more.               

The review was begun with an Issues and Options consultation which was held in June and July 2019 followed by a Draft Local Plan consultation which was held in June, July and August 2021. Consultation on the next stage of the Local Plan review, 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.  All documents submitted, including the Proposed Submission Local Plan, the range of evidence documents that support the policies in the plan, an interactive map and PDFs of the Policies Map showing the sites proposed for allocations and other designations in the plan can be viewed on the Local Plan Review page.

The web site will be updated shortly with further information about the examination.

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, in writing to the address on the contact page or register your details on the Consultation Hub.

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