The current Local Plan for South Kesteven was adopted in January 2020 and sets out the development strategy for growth of the District to 2036. The Inspector's final report on the current Local Plan (2011 - 2036) commits the Council to undertake an early review of the Local Plan from April 2020 with submission by the end of December 2023. The review enables necessary updates of evidence, and the Council to consider whether its local housing need has changed and needs to be re-evaluated taking into consideration changes to national planning guidance.
The timetable for review of the Local Plan is anticipated to be examined in December 2023 and adopted in December 2024, until the review has been undertaken and a new Local Plan is found sound and adopted by the Council, the current Local Plan (2011 - 2036) will continue to be the development plan for the District and used in determining planning applications.
The Local Plan Review will set out the planning framework for the District over the next 20 years up to 2041 and will cover issues such as; housing provision, the economy, retail and town centres, infrastructure provision and the environment. It will also set out policies by which planning applications will be determined, in addition to allocating land for housing, employment and retail uses.
Issues and Options ( Regulation 18)
The Issues and Options consultation is the first opportunity for the local community to become involved in the preparation of the review of the Local Plan as it sets out the scope of the review and key issues and options to be considered within the review. At this stage, the Issues and Options consultation is not a statement of the Council's proposed planning policies but a statement of intention as to what planning policies may need to be reviewed and updated. Further information on the Issues and Options consultation can be found at the link below;Issues and Options Consultation Webpage
Call for Sites ( Regulation 18)
Date- 12th October - Ongoing
As part of the Local Plan Review to 2041, The Council needs to establish what land is available for development within the District, and is therefore asking landowners, developers and other interested stakeholders to submit details of their proposed sites through a "Call for Sites process." Further information on how to submit sites can be found at the link below;Call For Sites Webpage
The Councils Local Development Scheme (LDS) is a project plan to inform the community and other partners what strategic planning documents that are being prepared over the next three years. It identifies key milestones in their preparation, including the stages where documents will be made available for consultation and can be found at the following link;
To briefly outline the context within the LDS, a summary table has been produced below;
|LP Review Stage||Proposed Date|
Commencement of Document Preparation
Issues and Options + Call for Sites Consultation( Regulation 18)
Draft Consultation on Local Plan Review ( Regulation 18)
Pre Submission Consultation( Regulation 19
Submission to the Secretary of State (Regulation 22)
Public Examination (Regulation 24)
Inspector's Report (Regulation 25)
Adoption (Regulation 25)
Please note that all dates within the table are subject to change.