Sites that could be developed as key areas to create jobs and bring investment into Central Lincolnshire have been identified in the draft Local Plan. Consultation events get under way on Thursday where people can find out more about the document that covers housing, jobs, local facilities and transport up to 2036. The draft Local Plan has been put together by councils covering the Central Lincolnshire area - City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council. The employment policy sets out seven proposed areas, totalling 122.7 hectares, that could accommodate significant growth and attract inward investment. The six areas are Teal Park, North Hykeham; Lincoln Science and Innovation Park; Network 46, Camp Road, Witham St Hughs; Somerby Park, Gainsborough; Sleaford Enterprise Park; and Land at Hemswell Cliff. The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee approved this next round of consultation at its meeting in early September. Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Vice Chair of the committee and Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said:“The draft Local Plan needs to have the right mix so that housing growth is supported by jobs being created and infrastructure being improved so that anyone who lives in these new developments has somewhere to work and access to the facilities they need to be able to live their day-to-day lives. “It’s important that people make their views known and the consultation events are the opportune time to seek any further information you may require, or ask questions about the Plan. “I urge anyone who has a view on the plan to have their say as it’s imperative that we collate all opinions to shape such an important document for the future of Central Lincolnshire.” There are 19 consultation events taking place throughout Central Lincolnshire throughout October and November. They are:
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