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Local Plan Examination

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 29 June 2016. The official notice confirming this is available here:  Regulation 22(3) Notice of Submission.

Inspectors’ Report on the Examination of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan

Following the public Hearing Sessions which took place between 1 November 2016 and 14 December 2016 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel and City Hall in Lincoln and the subsequent consultation on proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan which ran from 23 January 2017 to 6 March 2017, the Inspectors appointed to examine the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan have now issued their Report on the Examination of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan. This Report concludes that the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan is sound provided a number of modifications are made to it prior to adoption, and that it satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Act.  The Inspectors’ Report and appended documents can be viewed in the Inspectors’ Report section below.             

To see the Latest Updates and the Examination Document Library which contains the Inspectors' Report and appended documents click the button below.

Latest Updates / Examination Document Library   

The independent Inspector appointed to conduct the examination is Jeremy Youle BA(Hons) MA MRTPI. The Inspector will determine whether the Local Plan is ‘sound’ and legally compliant: he is likely to hold Hearing Sessions to assist in reaching his conclusions. The Local Plan cannot be adopted until the Inspector agrees it can be done so. Inspector Matthew Birkinshaw BA(Hons) MSc MRTPI has been appointed to assist Jeremy Youle with the examination. 

This part of our website will be continuously updated as the examination progresses. The Planning Policy Library will also be regularly updated and contains all essential documentation relating to the submitted Local Plan. For a detailed procedural guide on the examination, please see refer to government guidance.

All documents are available in our Planning Policy Library. However, should you wish to view hard copies, the main documents are available to view at the reception of North Kesteven District Council Offices during normal office hours. The full hard copy set of documents are available to view by appointment with the Programme Officer.

Inquiries

All inquiries relating to the examination process should be submitted to the Local Plan Programme Officer – Hannah Charlish, who has been appointed to support the Inspector during the examination process. Contact details:

Email: programme.officer@central-lincs.org.uk

Address: Hannah Charlish, Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Programme Officer, c/o  North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street,  Sleaford NG34 7EF

Telephone: 07973 916952

26 July 2016 - The Inspector has issued his initial questions to the Committee. To see these please go to document ED002 under the Examination Documents tab.

15 August 2016 - The Committee has responded to the Inspector's initial questions, details of which can be found in the Examination Documents section below - Document Ref ED004 and ED004A. The Committee has also uploaded some new documents into the Planning Policy Library pages of this website, including a version 1 of a Schedule of Suggested Modifications (Doc Ref LP05) and a set of updated SUE Topic Papers (Doc Ref E014A2 to E014H2).

31 August 2016 - The Committee has provided an additional response to the Inspector's initial questions in an addendum to Appendix 4, details of which can be found in the Examination Documents section below at Document Ref ED004B.

7 September 2016 - The Committee has uploaded a new document to the Planning Policy Library page of this website. The Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022) can be found under Doc Ref E007D.

9 September 2016 - The Inspectors intend to release their draft Hearing Programme, Matters, Issues and Questions for the Examination and Guidance Notes in the near future. At this stage it is likely that the Hearing sessions will be held over four weeks commencing 31 October, 7 November, 28 November and 5 December at a venue in Lincoln.

15 September 2016 - The Committee has uploaded a new document to the Planning Policy Library page of this website. The Central Lincolnshire Five Year Land Supply Report Errata can be found under Doc Ref E007E.

16 September 2016 - The Committee has issued a letter to Representors and a statutory notice in accordance with Regulation 24. This can be found in the Examination Document Library at ED006.

16 September 2016 - The Inspectors have issued their Matters, Issues and Questions for the Examination (ED007), Inspector’s Guidance Notes (ED008) and Draft Examination Hearing Programme (ED009). These can be found in the Examination Document Library Below.

27 September 2016 - The Inspectors have issued an amended version of their Matters, Issues and Questions under Examination Document Reference ED007A - Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions – as amended 26 September 2016 in the Examination Document library below. Following comments by representors this document has been updated to include four additional questions which can be found in bold italics under Matters 7 and 9.

11 October 2016 - The Committee has uploaded a new document to the Planning Policy Library pages of this website which includes an updated Schedule of Suggested Modifications by CLJSPC - (Version 2)(Doc Ref LP05A).

17 October 2016 - Further guidance around the Examination Venue, how to find us and parking on the day has been uploaded under the 'Hearing Sessions Tab'.

21 October 2016 - The Inspectors have issued an amended version of their Matters, Issues and Questions under Examination Document Reference ED007B - Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions – as amended 21 October 2016 in the Examination Document library below. This document includes a small amendment on page 11 Issue 3g Q.36 which is highlighted in bold italics.

26 October 2016 - Attendance lists for all Examination Hearing Sessions have been uploaded to the Examination Document Library below under Document Reference ED010 - Hearing Sessions Attendance Lists. Please note that these lists are subject to change throughout the programme.

4 November 2016 - Following reference to the Fenland District Council Local Plan during discussions at the Matter 3 Hearing Sessions on Thursday 3rd November, the relevant documents ED012 Fenland District Council Local Plan (adopted May 2014), ED013 Fenland District Council Local Plan Main Modifications and ED014 Fenland District Council Local Plan - Planning Inspectorate Report have been uploaded to the Examination Document Library for reference.

8 November 2016 - Following reference to the Preliminary Central Lincolnshire Settlement Hierarchy Study (September 2014) during Matter 3 Hearing Sessions on Thursday 3rd November and Tuesday 8th November the relevant document has been uploaded to the Examination Library at ref. number ED015. Please note that this document has been superseded by the Central Lincolnshire Settlement Hierarchy Study which can be found in the Planning Policy Library under at ref. number E018.

8 November 2016 - Further to a request from the Inspector on Day 3 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Examination, three briefing notes have been provided by the Committee and can be found in the Examination Library under the following titles; ED016 Committee Note - Relationship between the ENA and SHMA , ED017 Committee Note - Neighbourhood Planning in Central Lincolnshire and ED018 Committee Note - Breakdown of Housing Numbers in the Lincoln Strategy Area.

29 November 2016 - As requested by the Inspector on Day 8 of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Examination, the Committee have provided an examination note regarding policies LP2 and LP4 in relation to Riseholme. This note can be found in the Examination Library under the reference ED020 Committee Note - LP2 and LP4 Riseholme.

23 January 2017 - The CLJSPC has published the Proposed Main Modifications to the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan for public consultation.  The consultation documents can be found in the Examination Library under reference ED024 Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications, ED025 Schedule of Proposed Policies Map Modifications and ED026 Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment Implications.

15 February 2017 - On 14 February 2017, the Inspectors examining the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan asked the Committee (via the Programme Officer) ‘to provide a short statement setting out its views on what, if any, implications the white paper has for the draft plan and current examination’. (ED028) . The Committee have provided a note in response to this question which can be found in the Examination Library below under document ref. ED029.  

21 March 2017 - The CLJSPC has published a summary table of Main Modifications Consultee Responses. This document can be found in the Examination Document Library below under document ref. ED030.

10 April 2017 - The Inspectors have issued their Report on the Examination of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan. This document and accompanying annexes can be viewed in the Inspectors' Report drop down section below.

 

NoReferenceDownloadDate published
001ED001Letter to Inspector on behalf of the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee 25 July 2016
002ED002Inspector's Initial Questions to the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee 26 July 2016
003ED003Introductory Letter from the Programme Officer28 July 2016
004ED004Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee Response to Inspector's Initial Questions 15 August 2016
004AED004ACentral Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee Response to Inspector's Initial Questions - Appendix15 August 2016
004BED004BCentral Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee Response to Inspector's Initial Questions - Addendum to Appendix 431 August 2016
005ED005Letter to Representors - Five Year Land Supply Report (E007D) and Examination Update 9 September 2016
006ED006CLJSPC Letter to Representors and Statutory Notice (Regulation 24)16 September 2016
007ED007Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions 16 September 2016
007AED007AInspector's Matters, Issues and Questions - as amended 26 September 201627 September 2016
007BED007BInspector's Matters, Issues and Questions - 21 October 201621 October 2016
008ED008Inspector's Examination Guidance Note (revised)26 September 2016
009ED009Examination Hearing Programme 16 September 2016
010ED010Hearing Session Attendance Lists26 October 2016
010AED010AHearing Sessions Attendance Lists V228 October 2016
011ED011Letter to Representor - Examination Update 26 October 2016
012ED012Fenland District Council Local Plan (adopted May 2014)4 November 2016
013ED013Fenland District Council Local Plan Main Modifications 4 November 2016
014ED014Fenland District Council Local Plan - Planning Inspectorate Report 4 November 2016
015ED015Preliminary Central Lincolnshire Settlement Hierarchy Study Sep 2014 (Document superseded by document no. E018)8 November 2016
016ED016Committee Note - Relationship between ENA and SHMA 8 November 2016
017ED017Committee Note - Neighbourhood Planning in Central Lincolnshire 8 November 2016
018ED018Committee Note - Breakdown of Housing Numbers in Lincoln Strategy Area 8 November 2016
019ED019Letter from Highways England dated 27 September 201614 November 2016
020ED020Committee Note - LP2 & LP4 Riseholme 29 November 2016
021ED021Committee Response - Lincoln Mixed Use Area 30 November 2016
022ED022Five Year Land Supply Local Plan Examination Note19 December 2016
023ED023Letter to Committee - Post Hearing Proposed Policy Map Changes 16 January 2017
024ED024Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications January 201723 January 2017
025ED025Schedule of Proposed Policies Map Modifications January 201723 January 2017
026ED026Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment Implications Report January 1723 January 2017
027ED027Employment Site E27 - Explanatory Note 3 February 2017
028ED028Inspector's Question to the Committee - Housing White Paper 15 February 2017
029ED029Committee note - Housing White Paper 15 February 2017
030ED030Main Modification Consultee Response Summary Table 21 March 2017

The Hearing Sessions of the Examination will begin on Tuesday 1st November 2016. Please see the Examination Hearing Programme at Document Ref. ED009 in the Examination Library above.

With the exception of Days 15 and 16 (13 and 14 December 2016) the Hearing Sessions will be held on the fourth floor of  Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Brayford Wharf North Lincoln LN1 1YW. The final two days will take place at City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD.

For further information about the Venue, how to find us and parking please see the link below:

Local Plan Examination Venue - How to find us and Parking - Double Tree by Hilton 
 

Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee

Acorn Planning (B Arden) - 993353

Andrew Ottewell - 907685

Anglian Water - 891379

Barton Willmore (Cyden Homes) - 951241

Caistor Town Council - 865615

Councillor T Smith - 951279

Emery Planning (Land Planning Partnership) - 958503

Frank Powell - 957459

Freeths LLP (Taylor Lindsey)  - 958538

Gladmans - 958926

Home Builders Federation - 906685

Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Templegarth, previously Associated British Foods) - 868750

Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Lincolnshire Cooperative Limited) - 957902 

Nettleham Parish Council - 864823

Orchards Park (Tim Wells) - 891886

Peacock & Smith (Drove Landowners Partnership) - 866647

Peter Brett Associates (Barwood Development Securities Ltd) - 991864

Rapleys LLP (Jockey Club Racecourse) - 959803

Residents of Marton Group - 996003

Riseholme Parish Council - 865386

Robert Doughty - 868160

Savills (Thonock and Somerby Estates) - 959828

Savills (University of Lincoln) - 897429

Thomas Smith MRTPI (Charles Pickering Zodiac Construction) - 868932

Waterside Builders - 891855

WYG (Church Commissioners for England) - 869007

WYG (prev Signet Planning - WGC) - 865370

Alan Waddington - 908441

Andrew Ottewell - 907689

Anglian Water - 891379

Barratt and David Wilson Homes (Robert Galij) - 868774

Ben Hill - 1068468

Burton by Lincoln Parish Council - 952396

Chris Taylor - 1068467

Church Commissioners for England (WYG) -  869007   

Councillor Marion Overton MBE - 868734

Councillor T Smith - 951279

Cyden Homes Ltd (Barton Wilmore) - 951241

Mrs D E Heppenstall - 995719    

David Ash - 1068470

Gladman - 958926     

Highways England - 865332

Historic England - 868771        

Mrs Judith Hedge - 1068472

 Mr Jack Baird - 957099

Mr R Crampton - 1070630

Mr John Hodson - 906956

Mr and Mrs Kendall - 1070393

Key Property Investments (Pegasus Group) - 958520

Larkfleet Homes Ltd (Robert Doughty Consultancy Ltd) - 868366

Lea Lincs Properties Ltd (Grace Machin Planning & Property) - 866348

Leafbridge Ltd (Globe Consultants) - 957618

Marine Management Organisation - 892029

Middle Rasen Parish Council - 951290

Ministry of Defence - 866235

National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups - 866041

National Grid Viking Link - 995610

Natural England - 865330

NG34 Plan - 1068474

North Lincolnshire Council - 955792

Nottinghamshire County Council - 891957

Patrick Jackman - 868011

Mr R Sykes (Emery Planning) - 997354

Sleaford Town Council - 868311

Standard Life (Montagu Evans LLP) - 958022

Taylor Lindsey (Freeths LLP) - 958535

The Orchards Park (Residential) Ltd - 891886

Thonock & Somerby Estate (Savills) - 959827

Tom Barton Farms Ltd (JH Walters) - 951531

University of Lincoln (Savills) - 897429

Waterside Builders (Mrs C Tindale) - 891855

West Rasen Parish Meeting - 954464

Internal Drainage Boards ( Witham Upper, 1st and 3rd) - 865333