Local Plan up to 2036

The Local Plan is the overall Development Plan for South Kesteven, setting out our local planning policies.

We are in the process of preparing a new Local Plan to cover future growth in the district up to 2036.  The new Local Plan will set out the council's strategic vision, policies and land allocations, for meeting future needs in both housing and employment.

 The new Local Plan will:

  • Update and include new policies from the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and national Planning Practice Guidance
  • Provide for our development requirements up to 2036, in particular Identifying land in the district which is suitable for meeting housing and employment need
  • Plan positively for development, including the provision of and infrastructure community facilities
  • Identify areas for protection, such important areas for wildlife conservation and important heritage assets

The new Local Plan will eventually replace the Core Strategy, Site Allocation and Policies Development Plan Document and any remaining saved policies from the 1995 Local Plan [these now only relate to Grantham].

Engaging with local communities and businesses

Initial consultation stages

Next steps

The council will publish a draft Local Plan on 5 May. This will be considered by the Executive on 16 May before public consultation commences on 22 May 2017The consultation will run for six weeks, closing at 5pm on 3 July. The draft Local Plan will set out new polices and proposed site allocations. To support the consultation a series of road shows will be held across the district. Details below:

Settlement

Date/Location

Time

Bourne

Date: Thursday 25 May
Location: Bourne Market

10am - 3pm

Bourne

Date: Thursday 25 May
Location: Bourne Corn Exchange

5pm - 7.30pm

Corby Glen

Date: Monday 5 June
Location: Ron Dawson Memorial Hall

5pm - 7.30pm

Grantham

Date: Saturday 10 June
Location: Grantham Market

10am - 2pm

Market Deeping

Date: Wednesday 14 June
Location: Deepings Market

10am - 3pm

Market Deeping

Date: Wednesday 14 June
Location: Deepings Community Centre

5pm - 7.30pm

Stamford

Date: Friday 16 June
Location: Stamford Market

10am 3pm

Stamford

Date: Friday 16 June
Location: Stamford Arts Centre

5pm - 7.30pm

Long Bennington

Date: Thursday 22 June
Location: St James Village Hall

1pm - 7pm

Grantham

Date: Friday 23 June
Location: Morrisons Shopping Centre

10am - 4pm

Similar to previous rounds of consultation, the thoughts and views expressed during the consultation will guide the council in new Local Plan for the district. 

Time will be taken for officers to take in and respond to comments surrounding the draft Local plan and changes will be made accordingly. After relevant changes to the Local Plan have been made it will need to be signed off by the council before it can go out to a final publication consultation. The Local Plan will look to be submitted to the Inspectorate in early 2018.

Evidence base documents

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. See Evidence Base Documents >>