Consultation period closes on Draft Local Plan for Central Lincolnshire

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Responses received on the Draft Local Plan for Central Lincolnshire are now being considered as the six-week consultation period has drawn to a close.

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) consulted on its proposals for the area that covers City of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey, including guidelines for how much development and where it will allow new homes, jobs, roads, schools and other local facilities up to 2036.

The consultation ran until 11.59pm last night (Wednesday). More than 20 public information events have been held throughout the area as part of the process, and the plan was also available to view online, at council offices, libraries and community access points.

All feedback received will now be given careful consideration by officers and members, with amendments made to the Local Plan if necessary, before another round of consultation takes place early next year.

Coun Jeff Summers, chairman of the CLJSPC and Leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “We are highly delighted with the response to our emerging Local Plan.

“The consultation events were a great success providing an opportunity for all to be involved.

“Our goal is to produce a document which will guide everyone through the development process, ensuring we establish communities where people can live in harmony with the built environment. Health, education, employment and access to all social needs as well as the wider world are vital considerations for our plan.

“I would like to thank everyone for the part they have played, officers, councillors and especially you for your responses.”

It is estimated that the Local Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in spring 2016 for an examination in public in the summer.

If given approval, it could be adopted by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee by the end of next year.