WLDC planning under review


The Local Government Association (LGA) is to do an independent review to help improve West Lindsey District Council’s planning service.

The council received 1,321 planning applications in 2014/15 and has seen a significant increase in the number of major and complex applications this year.

The LGA’s Planning Advisory Service (PAS) will provide an objective assessment of the service and suggest any improvements as part of the peer challenge process. It will take place between Wednesday, October 21 and Friday, October 23.

WLDC planning committee chairman Coun Stuart Curtis said: “We want to continue to improve our service which is why we have arranged for the peer challenge to take place. The review team are highly experienced in planning and local government and will have plenty of ideas of how we can take things forward.”