Consultation closes on draft plans for 37k new homes in Central Lincolnshire

Consultations have closed for the Central Lincolnshire Draft Local Plan and responses will now be considered for the proposals which could see nearly 37,000 new homes built in and around the city over the next 20 years.

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) consulted on its proposals for the area that covers City of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey, including new homes, jobs, roads, schools and other local facilities up to 2036.

More than 20 public information events have been held over the last six weeks across the areas where the plan looks to be enacted, totalling 122.7 hectares.

The new phase of the draft plan sets out targets for 36,960 new homes in 20 years’ time, along with additional amenities and business opportunities.

Feedback received will now be considered by officers and members, with amendments made to the Local Plan if necessary, before another round of consultation takes place early next year.

It is estimated that the Local Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in spring 2016 for an examination in public in the summer.

Councillor Jeff Summers, Chair of the CLJSPC and Leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “We are highly delighted with the response to our emerging Local Plan. The consultation events were a great success providing an opportunity for all to be involved.

“Our goal is to produce a document which will guide everyone through the development process, ensuring we establish communities where people can live in harmony with the built environment.

“Health, education, employment and access to all social needs as well as the wider world are vital considerations for our plan.”

Find out the Lincoln sites allocated for new housing in the Draft Local plan here.


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