SKDC - Local Plan Review (2041)

The following webpage sets out the context and consultation timeframes for the Local Plan review to 2041


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. 

Consultation Stages

There are no current consultations as part of the Local Plan review at this time.


Previous Consultation Stages

Issues and Options ( Regulation 18)

Now Closed

From Monday 12th October 2020 to Monday 23rd November 2020 the Council held an Issues and Options consultation to inform the review of the Local Plan. This was the first opportunity for the local community to become involved in the preparation of the Local Plan review as it set out the scope of the review and key issues and options to be considered within the review. More information on the consutation can be found on the webpage below 

Issues and Options Consultation Webpage

 Call for Sites ( Regulation 18)

Now Closed

As part of the Local Plan Review to 2041, The Council needs to establish what land is available for development within the District, and has therefore asked landowners, developers and other interested stakeholders to submit details of their proposed sites through a "Call for Sites process." Further information on submitted sites can be found at the link below;

Call For Sites Webpage


Time Table

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;

pdf icon SKDC LPR - LDS [385kb]

To briefly outline the context within the LDS, a summary table has been produced below;

LP Review Stage Proposed Date

Commencement of Document Preparation

April 2020

Issues and Options + Call for Sites Consultation( Regulation 18)

October 2020

Draft Consultation on Local Plan Review ( Regulation 18)

August 2022 

Pre Submission Consultation( Regulation 19

April 2023

Submission to the Secretary of State (Regulation 22)

December 2023 

Public Examination (Regulation 24)

January 2024

Inspector's Report (Regulation 25)

November 2024

Adoption (Regulation 25)

December 2024 

Please note that all dates within the table are subject to change.