Lincoln residents’ opinions wanted at Local Plan consultation event

Lincoln residents are being invited to a public consultation event about the draft of a new Local Plan to have their say.

The Local Plan will help guide the location and development of housing, jobs, shops and schools over the next 20 years in the Lincoln, Gainsborough and Sleaford area.

The initial consultation of the plans will be the first of three rounds of culsulting the public.

The first will allow residents, businesses and organisations to comment on the methodology behind the polices to guide how planning applications are considered by the councils covering North Kesteven, West Lindsey and the City of Lincoln, covered by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee.

The committee is developing the plan to control the growth taking place and how this will be supported by new and improved infrastructure.

Committee chair Cllr Marion Brighton OBE, said: “The main principle is that the area needs to grow, but that that growth must be in the right places, at the right pace and at the right time with infrastructure developed alongside so that communities remain vibrant, sustainable and thriving.

“What this plan is about at this time it setting the framework for how we intend to identify suitable sites, what sort of sites we would be looking for and where. It sets out named settlements where we anticipate the growth to be focused and we welcome contributions from all communities to guide that to where it is considered most appropriate.”

The consultation event in Lincoln will be held on October 15 at City Hall from 3-7pm in Committee Room 1.

Other consultation events are taking place at:

  • October 16 – North Hykeham Town Council offices: 4-7pm
  • October 22 – Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground: 4-6.30pm
  • October 23 – Guildhall, Gainsborough: 4-7pm
  • October 23 – The Source, Sleaford: 4-7pm
  • October 28 – The Community Centre, Skellingthorpe: 4-7pm
  • October 29 – The Venue, Navenby: 4-7pm
  • October 29 – Sturton by Stow Village Hall: 4-7pm

Information is also available at North Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council, City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council now, and on the Central Lincolnshire website.

Comments will also be welcomed in writing and online.