At the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) meeting on 13 April 2023, the new Central Lincolnshire Local Plan was formally adopted, marking the end of a four-year review.
The new plan introduces some highly important and complex planning policy changes that apply to all developments.
What are the changes? The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan includes policies for the growth and regeneration of Central Lincolnshire up to 2040.
The new plan includes:
- New land allocations
- New statutory requirements for planning applications, including; Energy Statements, New Affordable Housing Requirements, Restrictions on the location of new housing and many other significant policy changes.
- Climate change mitigation
- Protection for the countryside and open spaces
If you own land, are a developer or live and work anywhere in Central Lincolnshire then this document will affect you and how your local community changes over the next 20 years.
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The new plan introduces a number of important issues that need to be considered and covered within planning applications. For reliable planning advice you can trust, contact us for professional support with your next development project or building work.
Why is the Local Plan important? The new plan and its policies will be used to determine all planning applications in Central Lincolnshire with immediate effect.
For those not familiar with the new planning rules, this plan is used by the planning authorities in the City of Lincoln, West Lindsey, and North Kesteven District Councils. Whether you are planning a house extension, new housing site or a commercial development this plan will affect your planning application and what you need to include.