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Housing market assessment

A Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) is a piece of research undertaken by local planning authorities to help them develop an understanding of their local housing market area. It looks at wider issues and considers housing need and demand across all housing tenures, now and into the future.

North Kesteven falls within the Central Lincolnshire Housing Market area which also includes Lincoln and West Lindsey. The current SHMA was completed in 2015 and covers the Central Lincolnshire authorities. The SHMA report is available to download from the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan website.

Gypsy and Traveller accommodation assessment

Local Authorities have a legislative responsibility to investigate the accommodation needs of their Gypsy and Traveller communities. This report details the findings from the latest Central Lincolnshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA).

The report was commissioned by North Kesteven District Council, City of Lincoln Council and West Lindsey District Council (collectively known as Central Lincolnshire) with support from Lincolnshire County Council and the Central Lincolnshire Joint Planning Unit (JPU).

The aim of the study is to quantify the accommodation and housing related support needs of Gypsies and Travellers in Central Lincolnshire for the period 2013/14-2033/34. This is in terms of residential and transit/emergency sites and bricks and mortar accommodation. The results will be used as an evidence base for policy development in housing and planning.

The final report is available to download and view in the downloads section on the right hand side of this page.

Greater Lincolnshire Modern Methods of Construction Study

Greater Lincolnshire Authorities work collaboratively to deliver sustainable housing, infrastructure and economic growth. A key element of sustainable housing growth is the need to address climate change, deliver resource and energy efficiency and ultimately achieve net zero carbon development. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) not only have the potential to accelerate housing delivery but have excellent climate change and net zero carbon contribution credentials.

Local authorities in Greater Lincolnshire were keen to understand the issues and challenges of delivering MMC in the area and this study and action plan, funded by the Local Government Agency’s Housing Advisor Programme, provides a framework for collaborative and coordinated activities to increase MMC delivery in Greater Lincolnshire.