Farmers flood council plan with land sale offers

Jeff Summers EMN-140527-120144001
Jeff Summers EMN-140527-120144001
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West Lindsey and the neighbouring councils which are producing the Central Lincolnshire District Plan say they have been inundated with land sale offers.

The region expects to need up to 47,500 new houses in the years to 2036 and has been staging events to gain public feedback on how such development might be planned.

“We have had 400 offers of land for development across the local plan area,” said Coun Jeff Summers, leader of West Lindsey District Council.

“We have been out to consultation and have staged six meetings, including one at the EPIC Centre. Just over 1200 people attended the consultation meetings,” he said.

West Lindsey District Council also sent its own submission to the Joint Planning Unit of Central Lincolnshire.

However, Coun Summers says it is still too soon to say what people were telling the council.

“We are still piling up the responses,” he said.