Public views wanted on new Local Plan for development in South Kesteven.

South Kesteven District Council news.
South Kesteven District Council news.

A new Local Plan is being prepared for South Kesteven and the district council wants the public’s views.

It is giving a chance for the public to see the sites proposed by local landowners and developers for residential and commercial development and sets out how the district will develop both in size and location, guiding the form, scale and type of future development up to 2036.

The new Local Plan and policies will be based on local feedback coupled with up to date evidence, much of which is available to view at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/evidencebase

As part of the preparation the council is seeking views from today (Tuesday July 5) until Friday August 5.

It will cover topics such as:

• The future housing requirement for the district over the Local Plan period

• Initial thoughts on a spatial strategy for the new Local Plan

• A proposed settlement hierarchy for the new Local Plan

• Possible site options for meeting the future land requirements of the new Local Plan

Steve Ingram, Strategic Director for Development and Growth at SKDC said: “We have carried out an initial assessment of sites put forward for development. We welcome comments on all aspects of the consultation. At this stage, no decisions have been made regarding additional allocations for development. This will be for the Local Plan to determine in due course, and will be subject to further public consultation.”

The consultation document is available to view and respond to at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/sitesandsettlements from today (Tuesday July 5).

In addition there will also be a number of consultation events held across the district where people can drop in to view the document and have a discussion with officers involved in the preparation of the new Local Plan.

These will be at: July 11 - Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre 11.30am-8pm; July 14 - Long Bennington Village Hall - 2-8pm; July 19 - Market Deeping, Deepings Community Centre 2-8pm; July 20 July - Stamford Arts Centre 2-8pm; July 25 - Colsterworth Village Hall 2-8pm; July 27 Billingborough Village Hall 2-8pm; July 28 Bourne Corn Exchange 11.30am-8pm.