Learn more about how Local Plan may affect Sleaford

NKDC offices, Sleaford.
NKDC offices, Sleaford.

There is a chance to learn more about plans for how Sleaford will develop over the coming decades at a consultation event on Thursday.

By dropping into the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan awareness session at The Source, Southgate, between 4pm and 7pm, residents will be able to find out about the vision for growth locally and help shape the policies under which planning applications will be determined through to 2036 and beyond.

This first round of public consultation continues up to November 11 and invites residents, businesses and organisations to consider the proposed policies, state their support or make alternative suggestions for delivering the required growth in homes, jobs and infrastructure to maintain vibrant communities.

At this point there are no specific sites or allocations under consideration, only the overarching policies that will guide the way specific allocations are considered going forward.

Proposals for Sleaford include:

l A capacity to accommodate about 15 per cent of Central Lincolnshire’s growth for homes and jobs.

l Improved traffic circulation through new roads, car parking and level crossing closure.

l Improved pedestrian and cycle links.

l Regeneration of the southern Southgate area

l Protect and enhance conservation, heritage, landscape and and open space assets.

Coun Mike Gallagher, North Kesteven District Council’s executive board member for planning and a member of the joint Central Lincolnshire committee devising the Local Plan, said: “We need to build houses for people to live in, we need to get people to come here and for them to have places to work. Growth is happening and it’s in people’s interests to get involved and have their say now at this stage.”

Visit www.central-lincs.org.uk for more details.