Core Strategy Development Plan Document

The Core Strategy provides the policy framework for the district, setting out key principles to guide development.

The Core Strategy is one of the most important parts of the Local Development Plan.  It sets out how much development is needed and the key principles that will help decide where development should take place and what it should look like.

It provides the framework to steer development and change in South Kesteven until 2026

The Core Strategy was adopted by the council on the 5th July 2010. It covers the whole district, forms part of the Development Plan for South Kesteven and will be the starting point for considering planning applications.  The Core Strategy is supported by a New Policies Map which shows, geographically, the Core Strategy designations.

The key stages leading to the adoption of the Core Strategy are set out below.

The Core Strategy and supporting documents are available to view and download:

All of the above documents can be inspected, free of charge, at our offices and local libraries in the district (refer to Adoption Statement for locations and opening hours).

South Kesteven Local Plan [1995]

With the adoption of the Core Strategy and Site Allocation and Policies Development Plan Document, many of the policies in the South Kesteven Local Plan [1995] have been superseded.



Earlier Consultation Stages