In this section you will find our current policies, plans, reports, strategies and procedures relating to the delivery of our functions and responsibilities.
Corporate Plan 2016-2020
- How it guides and influences the council's resources and actions
- How we develop our priorities
- About South Kesteven
- A snapshot of the district
- What we have achieved
- Moving forward - what we intend to do
The Housing Strategy 2013-2018 is the product of consultation with a range of stakeholders and draws upon multiple data sources in setting out an ambitious vision for the future of the district within the context of the corporate priority of housing.
At the heart of the strategy is the belief that homes are a fundamental part of our lives. Houses should be 'healthy', good quality, sustainable and secure, providing the environment for people to thrive and achieve.
Four main themes with associated outcomes have been developed and will be our focus over the next four years.
Theme 1: Help to meet the housing needs of residents
Theme 2: Facilitate the delivery of new housing across a range of tenures
Theme 3: Enable those whose independence may be at risk to access housing (including their current home) that meets their needs
Theme 4: Encourage, support and regulate the private sector to provide well managed, safe homes
Action plan and monitoring
Our strategy sets out how we intend to deliver outcomes over the next four years and will be regularly monitored by the Cabinet Member for Communities. Progress will be reported annually to the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committees where achievements, progress and any future challenges will be reviewed.
While we have specified action periods for each outcome in our action plan, the delivery of the activities will be planned annually and regularly updated.
Other related strategies, policies and reports
Private sector housing
South Kesteven District Council has an ambitious vision for the sustainable growth of the district; a vision which will not be achieved by the District Council alone, but which will rely on the Council to work alongside other public sector bodies and private sector businesses in order to be realised.
This Economic Development Strategy will sit alongside the Council's Corporate Plan, the Local Plan for South Kesteven and the Council's Housing Strategy as the key documents guiding the future of South Kesteven.
Statement of Licensing Policy
This policy provides clarity to applicants, interested parties and responsible authorities on how this licensing authority determines applications.
Our duty under the Licensing Act 2003 is to carry out its functions to promote the four licensing objectives.
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm
Gambling Act Statement of Principles 2017
South Kesteven District Council hereby give notice that on the 17 November 2016 the council adopted a Statement of Principles, which the council is required to produce under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005.
The Statement of Principles came into effect on 1 January 2017.
You can view and download our enforcement policies below.
You can view our policy and guidance documents below.
Customer Access Strategy
Being a well run council is essential to the delivery of our priorities and a critical element of this is to be customer focussed. The more we listen to our customers and provide the service they require, the more we eliminate waste, reduce failure demand and improve customer satisfaction.
IT is critical for the effective operation of the council and the delivery of the services it provides to both residents and businesses. South Kesteven District Council aspires to have an IT Division that is recognised as an exemplar in the delivery of IT services - providing the best customer experience. At a time of severe financial constraints this is still deliverable. Financial investment is not a prerequisite for the adoption of best practice or for achieving excellence in customer service.