SKDC Local Plan 2011-2036 Archive Webpage

This webpage documents the process and consultations in which went into creating the South Kesteven Local Plan 2011-2036 which was formally adopted on the 30th of January 2020

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

Additional Documents

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 Modifications

Click 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; 


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

Previous Steps; Date; 
Commencement of document PreparationJune 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. 

Local Development Scheme

For further information, please:

Email the Planning Policy team at

Additional Information; 

Engaging with local communities and businesses

Initial consultation stages

Evidence base reports and documents