Local Plan up to 2036

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

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.


Previous Steps;



Commencement of document Preparation


June 2014


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

Next steps;


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

South Kesteven Pre Submission Local Plan 2018


Supplementary Evidence Based Reports And Documents

For further information, please:

Email the Planning Policy team at planningpolicy@southkesteven.gov.uk

Consultative Draft Local Plan Representation Summary

Initial consultation stages

Evidence base reports and documents