Local Plan consultation ‘a success’


Responses received on the further draft Central Lincolnshie Local Plan are now being considered as the six-week consultation period has drawn to a close.

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) consulted on its proposals for the area that covers West Lindsey, City of Lincoln and North Kesteven. It covers new homes, jobs, roads, schools and other local facilities up to 2036, including a proposal for 585 new homes in Market Rasen and 563 in Caistor.

All 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.

CLJSPC chairman and WLDC leader Jeff Summers, 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.

“I would like to thank everyone for the part they have played, officers, councillors and especially you for your responses.”

It is estimated the Local Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in spring 2016 for an examination in public in the summer. If approved, it could be adopted by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee by the end of next year.