Draft Local Plan Consultation

We are consulting on the Regulation 18 - Draft Local Plan and supporting documents. The consultation runs for 8 weeks between Thursday 29th February and Thursday 25th April 2024.

The Draft Local Plan and supporting Habitats Regulations Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal can be viewed online via the consultation portal. The portal is the quickest and easiest way to comment and allows you to save and review your consultation responses prior to final submission. You will need to set up an account and there is guidance available on how to use the portal via the link below.

Comments can be submitted between Thursday 29th February and 11:59pm Thursday 25th April 2024.

Consultation Portal - Click here to have your say

Please note copies of all comments will be made available for the public to view, including the name of the responder who submitted the representation; therefore, your response cannot be treated as confidential. The Council will not make public any personal addresses or signatures.

Reference hardcopies of the Local Plan are available at the following addresses

  • Customer Service Desk at Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ [Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm]

  • South Kesteven Community Point & Library, 3 Abbey Road, Bourne, PE10 9EF [Monday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-1pm, Saturday 9am-1pm]

  • At libraries in Grantham, Stamford, Market Deeping, and Bourne during normal opening hours.

If you are unable to respond online you can email planningpolicy@southkesteven.gov.uk or post your comments to Planning Policy Team, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, The Picture House, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TT. Please ensure to quote the policy, section paragraph, document, or site reference.

Additional Information

Visit the Local Plan Review Evidence Base page

You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions on the Local Plan Review. 

View the Summary of Proposed Changes document to see quickly what we have changed to the adopted Local Plan.

We have also put together an Easy Read Guide to the Draft Local Plan to help explain and summarise the key matters covered within the Draft Local Plan.

A downloadable PDF version of the Draft Local Plan is available via the link below: 

Regulation 18 - Draft Local Plan

You can click here to view the Interactive Policies Maps 

You can click here to view the Biodiversity Opportunity Areas and Green Infrastructure areas Interactive Policies Map

Online Public Engagement Events

The Council is hosting two online engagement events where Officers will present information on the Draft Local Plan. 

The events will be broadcast live on the Council’s website and anyone can tune in and watch.

Questions can be submitted prior to and during the events via the 'feedback' tab on the event page, or by emailing planningpolicy@southkesteven.gov.uk

The next event will be:

Event 2: Thursday 11th April 2024, 7.30pm-9pm

  • Introduction to the Local Plan and the consultation
  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Environment
  • Design

Click here to join the Online Event and Submit Your Questions

You can now watch the recording of Event 1: 

Policy Priorities Survey

We are seeking your views on what social and physical infrastructure you consider a priority. Your responses will be used to inform Local Plan policy, as the Plan evolves.

You can take part in the Survey by visiting the below link

Policy Priorities Survey

Design Code Public Engagement

The council is producing a Design Code for the District. The aim of the Code is to improve the design quality of new development. If you would like to get involved, please visit the Design Code webpage.


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