A plan that covers housing, jobs, economic and infrastructure growth up until 2036 has been given approval to be consulted upon.
The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee approved the Draft Local Plan at its meeting on Monday, September 7 and gave the go-ahead for a six-week consultation period run during October and November.
The document co-ordinates where, when, how and to what extent growth takes place across North Kesteven, West Lindsey and the City of Lincoln and how this will be supported by new and improved roads, schools and employment opportunities.
Key figures included in the plan are:
- A growth housing target of 36,960 homes over the plan period, of which 9,085 have already been built or have permission
- Eight large scale developments on the edges of the main areas of Lincoln, Sleaford and Gainsborough that will deliver 16,300 homes over the plan period, equal to 44 per cent of the whole growth target
- An affordable housing proposal of 725 per annum across Central Lincolnshire
- A total land allocation of 138 hectares specifically for employment sites
A forecast of 11,894 full-time equivalent jobs creation over the total plan period
All of the above will be supported by improved infrastructure - roads, schools, open spaces, leisure facilities and health facilities. A delivery plan is being prepared alongside the Draft Local Plan to identify and prioritise what will be delivered.
Councillor Jeff Summers, Chair of the committee and Leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “Consultation dates are now set for residents to view and discuss our present proposals for the new Local Plan.
“We urge everyone with an interest in local development to attend a venue to view and understand what is being proposed.
“Planning officers and councillors will be present at all locations to answer questions and explain the strategy. We want to see the district and wider community flourish and this can only be achieved through comprehensive consultation and making fuIl use of the extensive knowledge across the district.
“We welcome everyone’s comments and look forward to a successful submission in 2016.”
Consultation events are taking place on:
- October 1 from 3.15-7.30pm - Skellingthorpe Youth Centre
- October 5 from 3.15-7.30pm - The Source, Sleaford
- October 6 from 10am-8pm - Old Standard Office, Market Place, Gainsborough
- October 6 from 3.15-7.30pm - North Hykeham Town Council Office
- October 7 from 3.15-7.30pm - Ruskington Village Hall
- October 8 from 2-8pm - Festival Hall, Market Rasen
- October 8 from 3-6pm - Moorland Community Centre, Moorland Avenue, Lincoln
- October 12 from 3.15-7.30pm - The Hammond Centre, Bassingham
- October 13 from 2-8pm - Town Hall, Caistor
- October 13 from 3.15-7.30pm - Navenby Methodist Chapel
- October 13 from 4-7.30pm - Committee Rooms 1 and 2, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln
- October 14 from 3.15-7.30pm - Washingborough Community Centre
- October 15 from 3-6.30pm - Croft Street Community Centre, Baggholme Road, Lincoln
- October 15 from 3.15-7.30pm - Billinghay Village Hall
- October 20 from 3.15-7.30pm - The Windmill, Heckington
- October 21 from 3.15-7.30pm - Bracebridge Heath Village Hall Committee Room
- October 22 from 3-6.30pm - Generate (previously Birchwood Youth Centre), Larchwood Crescent, Lincoln
- October 26 from 3-6.30pm - St Giles Community Centre, Swift Gardens, Lincoln