The Local Plan

The Local Plan is our overall Development Plan setting out our local planning policies and vision for the district.

Planning applications will be determined in accordance with the Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The Local Plan currently comprises the Core Strategy, Site Allocation and Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) and a few remaining policies and allocations (which affect Grantham only) included in the 1995 Local Plan.

Plans have been prepared in accordance with national policies and regulations. This includes the consideration of plans, and any comments made about them at a public examination held by an independent planning inspector. Adopted plans are our official policy for planning, development and growth in the district.

In addition to our local plan policies,  national planning policies are set out in the National Planning Policy Framework [NPPF]. These must be taken into consideration in the preparation of Local Plans and to determine planning applications.

We are now preparing a new Local Plan which will cover South Kesteven up to 2036.  It will set out the strategic direction for sustainable development, covering housing and employment and setting out our objectives and vision. This plan will replace the three documents which currently form our development plan.

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the timetable for producing the planning documents that will make up the Local Plan.

The scheme tells you when documents will be produced and when you can expect to get involved.