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Planning policies

These policies can be downloaded and viewed from the planning policy webpages.

Allocation scheme

Information and policies on becoming a council tenant can be found on our I want to be a council tenant in North Kesteven webpage.

Housing strategies, policies, statements and schemes

These strategies and policies are available to download and read from our housing strategies and policies webpage.


We deliver services that can include enforcement in the following area’s:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Public Health
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Dangerous Buildings
  • Food Safety
  • Waste
  • Fire Safety
  • Licensing
  • Tenancy Services
  • Trees
  • Contaminated land
  • Private Sector housing
  • Anti-social behaviour

We make a fundamental contribution to the maintenance and improvement of public health, quality of life and wellbeing. Our aims are to:

  • Protect the public, businesses and the environment from harm
  • Support the local economy to grow and prosper

We are committed to delivering these functions to the requirements set out in the Regulators’ Code. Our approach to dealing with non-compliance with legislative requirements of businesses and individuals affected by our activities is set out in our Enforcement Policy and Enforcement Service Standards. Enforcement functions are carried out by a number of Departments within the authority. The Corporate Enforcement Policy is an overarching policy for enforcement functions of the Council.

North Kesteven District Council welcomes any feedback on these policies from individuals, businesses or groups. We will review all comments, suggestions and feedback and provide you with a response. To leave us feedback, please see our enforcement feedback form.


​Information on owning pets as a Council tenant can be found on our pets webpage.

Licensing policies

Statement of licensing policy

Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 requires every Licensing Authority to publish a Statement of Licensing Policy, to apply when exercising their functions. This is the Statement of Licensing Policy of North Kesteven District Council.

Gambling policy

For information on our gambling policy, see our gambling webpage.

Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle policy

Read the Hackney carriage and private hire vehicle policy.

Sex establishment venue licensing policy

Read the Sex establishment venue licensing policy.

Unacceptable customer behaviour policy

For this policy, please see our Unacceptable Customer Behaviour Policy webpage.