Local Plan for growth backed by Lincoln council

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The draft plan to accommodate growth in central Lincolnshire up to 2036 has been backed by the City of Lincoln Council.

As previously reported, the Preliminary Draft Local Plan guides the location and development of housing, jobs, shops and schools.

The plan sets out future growth for Central Lincolnshire, covering the authority areas of City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council and Northamptonshire County Council.

A public consultation is currently underway, seeking feedback on the methodology on which future planning applications will be decided.

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee is developing the joint plan to co-ordinate where, when, how and to what extent growth takes place and how this will be supported by new and improved infrastructure.

The city council’s Executive Committee considered the Draft Local Plan at its meeting on Monday, responding to each of the policies set out in the framework.

Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the council, said: “Growth needs to happen to accommodate an increased need for homes as people live longer or are more likely to live alone or in smaller family units as well as moving around more and being attracted to the area for work, retirement, education and quality of life.

“It is imperative that growth happens at the right pace, in the right place and at the right time so communities can continue to flourish and that needs for transport, goods and services are met.

The consultation runs until November 11 with events taking place on:

  • 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

Copies of the plan are available to view at each of the partner councils’ offices as well as in libraries or on the website.