Proposed Submission Local Plan (Regulation 22)
On the 15 January 2019 South Kesteven District Council submitted the proposed submission Local Plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination. Please find the link to the examination webpage below:Examination webpage
Proposed Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19)
The regulation 19 local plan consultation is now finished.
South Kesteven District Council is preparing a new Local Plan, which will cover spatial development across the whole District for the period 2011- 2036. The Local Plan has recently finished its final regulation 19 consultation, and is now at pre submission stage.
The Proposed Submission Local Plan sets out the strategic vision, objectives and spatial strategy for the District, as well as the planning policies which will guide future development. The Plan looks ahead to 2036 and identifies the main areas throughout South Kesteven where development should take place, along with areas of the District will be protected from change. It establishes policies and guidance, to ensure local development is built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Plan has a number of allocations in which contribute towards the deliverability of the Plan's strategic vision.
The last stage of consultation for the Local Plan is known as Regulation 19. This consultation represented the last formal opportunity to make comments on the Local Plan before the Council submits the document to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
The regulation 19 consultation provided individuals, local communities, businesses and other interested stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on the policies and proposals of the proposed submission Local Plan within a specific remit. The specific remit for this public consultation relates to the legal compliance and the tests of 'soundness' as set out in the NPPF
Consultation on the Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2036 was available for comment for 6 weeks from Monday, 11th June, to 5pm Monday, 23rd July 2018.
The previous and next steps are outlined in the table below.
Commencement of document Preparation
Consultation on the scope of the Plan - Issues and options + Sites and settlements + Draft Local Plan ( Regulation 18)
January 2015 - August 2017
Consultation on the pre submission Local Plan - Regulation 19
June - July 2018
Submission (regulation 22)
January 15 2019
Examination (Regulation 24)
May 8th 2019 - 31st May 2019
Inspector's Report (Regulation 25)
2019 - no fixed date
Adoption (Regulation 26)
2019 - no fixed date
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Regulation 18 was the third stage of public consultation on the Consultative Draft Local Plan 2017. This consultation set out draft policies; it also identified housing and employment allocations in a full version of the Local Plan.
In the summer of 2017, community events were held across the district, letters and emails were sent informing communities of the Consultation period (July 2017 - August 2017).
We received over 800 responses from individuals and organisations. These comments are summarised in the Local Plan Summary of Regulation 18 Representations along with proposed actions of each section of the Local Plan. These comments have helped shape the Pre-Submission version of the Local Plan.
The document can be found below:
The Councils previous Statement of community involvement (SCI) was adopted in 2014 before being subsequently replaced by the revised 2018 version.
The 2104 SCI was used to inform the emerging Local Plan 2036 consultations
The first stage in preparing our new Local Plan was to issue a consultation paper [Regulation 18 consultation]. This included questions aimed at starting a discussion with the community about the plan content. The consultation document set out key issues identified and how they may be addressed. A Sustainability Appraisal (SA)/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping Reportwas published alongside the consultation paper find out the potential effect of policies and proposals on environmental, social and economic factors.
Both documents can be found below.
For the second stage of consultation, there was a need to establish what land was available for development within the district, the council called for landowners and agents to submit their sites through a "Call for Sites" process. They were then assessed against various land based constrains and colour coded in terms of their suitability. The council held community engagement events at local parishes and towns in the summer of 2016. These events were used to showcase the potential land that had come forward for development within the district. The purpose of this event was to explain to the public the council's preliminary views on which land could be most suitable for allocation in the new Local Plan.
Responses to the consultation were collected via an online questionnaire, the results of which are available on the Sites and Settlements Consultation Summary page >>
The third stage of consultation was on the Regulation 18 Draft Local Plan. This stage differed from the previous stages as it set out draft policies and presented a full version of the Local Plan. The consultative draft Local Plan contained draft policies on the following:
· Sustainable Development
· The Spatial Strategy and Settlement Hierarchy
· Economic Prosperity
· Meeting Housing Needs
· Protecting and Enhancing the Natural and Built Environment
· Renewable Energy Generation
It also identified proposed sites for future development. Housing and Employment allocations were proposed for Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings. Housing allocations were also proposed for some of the Larger Villages.
In the summer of 2017, Community events were held across the district in which an excess of over 800 representations were submitted to help inform the Local Plan at its pre submission stage.
In preparing the new Local Plan and any supplementary planning documents we need to gather a range of technical background evidence to ensure a robust basis for our planning policies. We have already prepared a large amount of evidence relevant to the preparation of the new Local Plan, and new documents will be added when they become available.
In this section you will find evidence documents and reports in the following areas: