Sleaford Town Centre Regeneration Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

North Kesteven District Council has prepared a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to guide future development and regeneration of Sleaford town centre. The Council considers the development and regeneration of Sleaford town centre as necessary to ensure that Sleaford continues to be an attractive, lively and distinctive town. Over the past few years the Council has received a number of planning applications for significant developments in and around Sleaford town centre. These developments will attract new businesses, residents and visitors. It is the Council’s role to ensure that the delivery of current and future developments in and around Sleaford town centre is coordinated and of a high quality so that the needs of residents and visitors now and in future are met effectively. At this time a SPD is considered the most effective planning tool to help coordinate development within Sleaford town centre prior to these issues being addressed in the Local Development Framework and Sleaford Masterplan.

The SPD identifies three strategic objectives that will help achieve the Council’s vision for Sleaford Town Centre:

  • Opportunities for development/future uses;
  • Access to services; and
  • Design criteria.

The SPD covers the whole of the town centre although it is predominately focused on the Southgate area and will be a material consideration in the determination of any future planning application for development in Sleaford town centre. The SPD has been informed by the Sleaford Urban Design Study undertaken in 2009 and the consultation that followed the completion of the study. The Sleaford Urban Design Study is available to view and download. The results of this consultation are available to download below.


The Council formally adopted the Sleaford Town Centre Regeneration SPD on Wednesday 14 July 2010.

Any person with sufficient interest in the decision to adopt the SPD may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for judicial review of that decision. Any such application must be promptly made and in any event no later than 3 months after the date on which the SPD was adopted.


The Council’s Executive Board approved the Draft Sleaford Town Centre Regeneration SPD for consultation at their 1 April 2010 meeting.

Consultation on the Draft SPD took place from 5 May 2010 to 2 June 2010 (4 weeks). The Council has used a variety of methods to consult the public on the Draft SPD including an online consultation portal (Limehouse).

A formal consultation statement detailing all the representations received and how the representations have been considered in the final draft SPD is available to download below.

Availability for Inspection

The adopted Sleaford Town Centre Regeneration SPD is available to download below and on the Council’s online consultation portal Limehouse. The SPD is may also be viewed free of charge during normal opening hours at the following locations:-

  • North Kesteven District Council Offices, Reception, Kesteven Street, Sleaford
  • The Council’s Info-Links Office, The North Kesteven Centre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham
  • The Council’s Info-Links Office, 15A High Street, Metheringham
  • All of the Council’s Community Access Points
  • All County Public Libraries (static and mobile) within the District

Other data

The following documents can viewed or downloaded:
Executive Board Report - 1 April 2010
Sleaford Southgate Regeneration Report 2009