Annual Position Statement

The Annual Position Statement sets out the 5 year housing land position statement as at 1 April 2020

Annual Position Statement

South Kesteven District Council submitted the South Kesteven Annual Position Statement on Friday 31st July 2020 to the Planning Inspectorate, along with supporting evidence. The Annual Position Statement sets out the 5 year housing land position statement as at 1 April 2020 and was prepared in consultation with developers, landowners and key stakeholders.

On 27th October 2020, 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:

pdf icon Annual Position Statement - Inspectors Final Report [183kb]

The report concludes that the South Kesteven District Local Plan 2011-2036 is a recently adopted plan and that  satisfactory stakeholder engagement has been undertaken in preparing the Annual Position Statement.

 Following an adjustment to increase the contribution from Small Sites, the report concludes that the  5-year total supply calculated by the Council should be reduced by 285 dwellings to 4,297 dwellings. Notwithstanding the reduction, the report confirms that the Council has a housing land supply equivalent to 5.26 years' supply of deliverable sites for one year, ie until 31st October 2021.


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

Annual Position Statement

pdf icon Engagement Statement [1Mb]

pdf icon Engagement Statement - Appendix 1: Site Deliverability Information [47Mb]

pdf icon Engagement Statement - Appendix 2: Consultation Representations [12Mb]


Draft Annual Position Statement & Statement of Engagement - May/June 2020

The consultation period for comments on the Draft Annual Position Statement (APS) and Engagement Statement has now closed.

Consultation on the draft APS and Engagement Statement took place between Wednesday 27th May 2020 and 24th June 2020. Developers and others who have an impact on delivery were invited to comment on the draft APS and Engagement Statement, the consultation was also open to all.

The Council will now take into account all representations received in finalising the APS. If the Council submits the APS to the Planning Inspectorate, they will in turn consider the evidence and representations submitted and make a recommendation relating to the five year supply position for South Kesteven.

All representations received will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate as part of the Council's APS submission.

The consultation documents and response form are included below;

pdf icon Draft Annual Position Statement (inc trajectory) [3Mb]

pdf icon APS Engagement Statement - Consultation [569kb]

pdf icon Appendix 1 - Site Deliverability Information [43Mb]

docx icon Draft Annual Position Statement & Statement of Engagement Response Form [167kb]


Developer Engagement Consultation - April 2020

On 15th April 2020, The Council distributed 'Housing Deliverability Request for Information' forms to landowners/developers/agents of sites within our housing land supply with capacity for 10+ 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 deadline given to those contacted was the 29th April 2020.  A template of the distributed form can be found below:

pdf icon Annual Position Statement - Housing Deliverability Request for Information [279kb]