Help us to shape economic development across South Kesteven

Residents and businesses are being asked for their views on a proposed Economic Development Strategy for the District.

The strategy sets out South Kesteven District Council’s vision and ambitions for the future growth of the District’s economy over the next four years. 

A four-week consultation period offering residents and stakeholders the chance to share their views on the document opened this week (7th May).

Cllr Ashley Baxter, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Economic Development, said: “South Kesteven District has a vibrant economy and is already a wonderful place to live and work. However, we recognise there is plenty of scope for economic improvement to enhance wealth, health and happiness.

"Our Economic Development Strategy is designed to prepare people and places for the future, strengthen our communities and preserve our heritage assets.

“The strategy also aims to identify challenges to be overcome and the opportunities to increase collaborative working between residents, businesses, and the Council.

“We genuinely want to hear everyone’s views on the strategy so I would encourage residents, businesses and community organisations to share their thoughts via the consultation.”

The consultation invites comments on an overarching vision for South Kesteven’s economy: South Kesteven has a thriving, innovative and diverse economy and is recognised as a great place to live, visit, invest and do business.”

The strategy focuses on five key areas, but also includes a practical Action Plan setting out more detailed streams of activity. The five focus areas are as follows:

  1. Business, job creation and employment safeguarding
  2. Skills development
  3. Inclusive growth and regeneration
  4. Inward investment
  5. Enhancing South Kesteven’s tourism and visitor economy offer

Respondents are invited to share their thoughts on each of the five areas, as well as the action plan and the vision online at

The consultation will be open for four weeks, closing on 8th June.

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