South Kesteven Local Plan Inspector's Report (Regulation 25)
South Kesteven District Council received the Inspector's Report on the Examination of the South Kesteven Local Plan on 6th January 2020. The Report sets out the Inspector's recommendations and his reasons for them.
The Inspector's Report concludes that the South Kesteven Local Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (as amended) and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework, provided that a number of modifications are made.
The Inspector's Report and the Local Plan documents, incorporating the Inspector's main modifications, are to be considered for adoption by Full Council on 30th January 2020. Upon adoption, the Local Plan will be the development plan for development management purposes under section 38 (6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).
The Inspector's Report and the accompanying Schedule of Main Modifications can be viewed below:Inspectors Report - Final
Hard copies of the Report and the Schedule of Main Modifications can be viewed at the Council's offices, and local libraries. Further information is detailed within the Public Notice, which can be viewed below:
Responses to Local Plan Main ModificationsClick here to see the responses
Local Plan Main Modifications (Regulation 25)
Consultation on the Main Modifications for the Local Plan following Independent Examination began on the 30th of September 2019 and closed on the 11th of November 2019.
South Kesteven District Council has now published the proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan and supporting Policies Maps.
The Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on January 15th, 2019, and Hearing Sessions were conducted by Government appointed Inspector David Spencer in May 2019. Sections 20 and 23 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended, inter alia, by the Localism Act 2011) make provision for modifications to be made to the submitted Local Plan before it is adopted. Main modifications are modifications which are necessary to make the Submitted Local Plan 'sound', and therefore enable the Local Plan to be adopted.
A six-week consultation took place on the to invite representations on the soundness of the proposed Main Modifications Schedule, Policy map changes and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Addendum; and Habitat Regulations Assessment Addendum,found below;Schedule of Proposed Modifications
Additional Main Modification Documents;
- Schedule of Proposed Policy Map Changes
Submission of the Local Plan to the Secretary of State (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
Submission Local Plan ( Regulation 19)
Please find below links to the Submission Local Plan which was submitted to the Secretary of State the for independent examination - Additional information can be found within the Examination Webpage.South Kesteven Pre Submission Local Plan 2018
Local Plan Timetable
|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|
|Submission to Secretary of State (regulation 22)||January 15 2019|
|Examination (Regulation 24)||May 8th 2019 - 31st May 2019|
|Main Modification Consultation ( Regulation 25)||30th September - 11th November 2019|
|Inspector's Report (Regulation 25)||Published January 10th 2020|
|Adoption (Regulation 26)||30th January 2020|
For further timescales regarding the Local Plan and supporting evidence base documentation - please see the Councils Local Development Scheme (LDS) below.
For further information, please:
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Engaging with local communities and businesses
Initial consultation stages
The South Kesteven Local Plan has gone through a number of Stages during its preparation these have included;
1: Identify issues and collect evidence: Late 2014
The Council reviewed existing policies and identified any current gaps in policies or evidence bases. Began undertaking research to inform the Local Plan.
2: Issues and Options consultation - January 2015
The Council informed stakeholders and the public that a new Local Plan was being produced and asked for views on what the plan should cover. The consultation was open for a 6 week period.
3: Sites and Settlements consultation - July 2016
The Council consulted on the initial appraisal of sites promoted for development, and invited comments on the review of settlement hierarchy. Consultation was open for a 6 week period.
4: Draft Local Plan consultation- July 2017
The Council consulted on a full draft version of the Local Plan that combined the updated evidence base, technical assessments, previous consultation responses and internal comments. Consultation was open for a 7 week period (extended by a week)
5: Improve the Plan - August 2017- May 2018
The Council took on board comments received during the draft Local Plan consultation and any further evidence base items to improve the Local Plan ready for formal consultation
6: Publish the Plan (Pre-Submission Consultation) - June 2018
A submission ready version of the plan was made available for stakeholders and the public to comment on for a minimum of 6 weeks. In accordance with the Local Plan Regulations, this consultation was formal and statutory seeking specifically the Plan's soundness for Examination in Public.
7: Submission to the Secretary of State: January 2019
The Council assessed the comments received during the regulation 19 formal consultation and considered that the Local Plan is sound, therefore, can be submitted for Examination in Public (EiP). The Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on the 15th of January.
8: Examination of the Submitted Local Plan: May 2019
The Local Plan was then examined in a number of hearing sessions in May 2019 of which more information can be found on the Councils examination webpage.
For more information about each of the stages of Local Plan preparation, please see the Councils Statement of Community Consultation.
Evidence base reports and 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.
In this section you will find evidence documents and reports in the following areas:
- Affordable housing
- Housing land supply
- Strategic Housing Market Assessments
- Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment [SHLAA]
- Evidence base documents