What is the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Review 'Submission Draft' Consultation?
If you own land, are a developer or live and work in the districts of North Kesteven, West Lindsey or anywhere in the City of Lincoln then this consultation will affect you and how your local community changes over the next 20 years. Following approval by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) at the end of February 2022, the local plan that will shape the future of Central Lincolnshire has been finalised and is now ready to be examined by a Government appointed Inspector.
The latest consultation offered a final opportunity to view and comment on the proposed new Local Plan, which is intended to replace the existing Central Lincolnshire Local Plan that was adopted back in 2017. The consultation followed on from the Issues and Options consultation undertaken in 2019 and the Draft Local Plan Consultation held between June and August 2021. Full details on the status of the local plan review can be found here (opens a new page).
Fytche-Taylor Planning Ltd. promoted a number of potential development sites for our clients in 2019 and again in 2021 and are pleased to confirm that a number of these have been taken forward as proposed land allocations in the latest Submission Draft version of the plan. Members of our team previously wrote parts of the existing plan and, combined, offer our clients the benefit of over 30 years planning policy experience.
The local plan addresses a broad range of issues that affects all of our lives, such as climate change, housing, employment, shopping, health and more. The purpose of the last consultation was to put forward comments (including specific support or objections) to any of the draft policies, supporting text, site allocations or maps which were presented both in the main plan document and in the additional supplementary evidence that has been used to inform the plan review. The plan is now expected to be formally submitted to the Secretary of State so that a Planning Inspector can be appointed to consider the soundness of the plan prior to adoption.
According to the latest press release published by the Central Lincs planning team, the key policy changes include: