Proposed Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19)
South Kesteven District Council is preparing a new Local Plan for intended submission to the Secretary of State, which will cover the whole district for the period 2011- 2036. The Local Plan is now at its 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. The Plan has a number of allocations in which contribute towards the deliverability of the Plan's strategic vision.
This stage is the final stage of public consultation and is known as Regulation 19. This consultation period represents your last opportunity to make comments on the Local Plan before the Council submits the document to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
Consultation on the Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2036 will be available for comment for6 weeks from Monday, 11th June, to 5pm Monday, 23rd July 2018.
This stage of the consultation process provides 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 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).South Kesteven Pre Submission Local Plan 2018
How to respond
The Council strongly encourages people to submit their representation via email or post using the consultation representation form provided.
The Representation Form is available both electronically and in paper form.Electronic Representation Form
For further guidance, please the FAQ document below:
Paper copies of the form can be obtained at South Kesteven Council Offices and from local libraries. (Details of which are set out in the FAQ)
Remember the deadline for all comments is 5pm, Monday, 23rd July 2018.
For further information, please:
Email the Planning Policy team at email@example.com
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:
In preparing the Local Plan we will consult with the local community and key stakeholders [as set out in our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) document, adopted on 3 November 2014].
The SCI is a statutory document. It explains how we involve local communities and others interested in development in the preparation of planning policy documents and planning applications. The SCI was adopted on 3 November 2014 and is subject to regular review.
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: