Annual Position Statement

The Annual Position Statement sets out the 5 year housing land position for South Kesteven District Council

Housing Land Supply

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to identify and update a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years' worth of housing against the housing requirement set out within their Local Plan.  

Annual Position Statement 2023

National Planning Policy allows local authorities to confirm their five-year housing land supply through the publication of an Annual Position Statement.

South Kesteven District Council are intending to submit an Annual Position Statement to the Planning Inspectorate by the deadline of 31 July 2023 in accordance with paragraph 75 of the National Planning Policy Framework, and the relevant National Planning Practice Guidance.

The South Kesteven District Local Plan was adopted on 30th January 2020 and the Council submitted subsequently submitted Annual Position Statements which were confirmed by the Planning Inspectorate in 2020, 2021 and 2022. A 2023 Annual Position Statement is a subsequent statement under the provisions of paragraph 75 of the Framework.

The Annual Position Statement will set out the 5 year housing land position statement as at 1 April 2023, and will be prepared in consultation with developers, landowners, and key stakeholders.

Current Consultation

Draft Annual Position Statement and Statement of Engagement Thursday 25th May - Thursday 22nd June 2023.

The Council is seeking views on the Draft Annual Position Statement and accompanying Statement of Engagement from developers, and any others who have an impact on delivery.

The consultation commences Thursday 25th May, closing 23:59pm on Thursday 22nd June 2023.

Please complete the response form below and return to the Council via

Email to or

Post to Planning Policy Team, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, The Picture House, St Catherine's Road, Grantham, NG31 6TT.

Any responses will be considered in the final Annual Position Statement, which the Council intends to submit to the Planning Inspectorate.

Consultation documents can be found below

Click here for the Response Form

Draft Annual Position Statement 2023 Draft Statement of Engagement 2023

Previous Consultation

Developer Engagement consultation 6th April - 28th April 2023.

On the 6th April 2023, the Council requested Housing Deliverability Information from landowners/developers/agents to obtain rates of housing delivery for sites within our housing land supply with a capacity of 10 or more dwellings including:

· Sites with extant (valid) Planning Permission (including sites under construction or yet to start);

· Allocated sites within the adopted Local Plan; and

· Sites within the Council's Capital Programme.

The consultation closed on the 28th April 2023.

The Annual Position Statement indicative timetable is set out below.


Indicative timeframe

Deliverability form consultation with Landowners/Developers/Agents

6 April - 28 April 2023.

Preparation of Draft Annual Position Statement

April - May 2023

Consultation with Landowners/Developers/Agents and Stakeholders on a Draft Annual Position Statement

25 May - 22 June 2023

Submission of Annual Position Statement to the Planning Inspectorate

31 July 2023

Current Annual Position Statement 2022

South Kesteven submitted the Annual Position Statement to the Planning Inspectorate on 29th July 2022, along with supporting evidence. The Annual Position Statement sets out the 5 year housing land supply position statement as at 1 April 2022.

On 5th October 2022, the Council received notification from the Planning Inspectorate to confirm the 5 year housing supply for South Kesteven. The report received can be seen below,

Click here for the Inspectors Report

The Annual Position Statement (2022) renews the statement confirmed by Secretary of State in October 2021. The Inspector's Report confirms that satisfactory stakeholder engagement has been undertaken in preparing the Annual Position Statement.

Following an adjustment to ten individual sites, the report concludes that the 5 year total supply calculated by the Council should be reduced by 693 dwellings to 4,077 dwellings. Notwithstanding the reduction, the report confirms that the Council has a housing land supply equivalent to 5.2 years' supply of deliverable sites for one year, i.e., 31 October 2023.

An updated Annual Position Statement incorporating the Inspectors comments and Statement of Engagement can be found below;

Click Here for the Final Annual Position Statement

Click Here for the Final Annual Position Statement

All documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate can be viewed via the links below

Previous Statements

Annual Position Statement 2021

Annual Position Statement 2020