Welcome to the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan website, which gives information on the work of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee. The Committee is a partnership of Boston Borough, South Holland District and Lincolnshire County Councils who are working together to create a single Local Plan for the area of South Holland and Boston Borough.
The Local Plan will guide development in South East Lincolnshire over the next twenty years, and will be very important in shaping how the area changes over this period. It will identify opportunities for growth and will set out clear guidance on what planning applications will be permitted, and where.
Next (and final) stage of consultation
The preparation of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan is almost complete and we will soon be undertaking a final (statutory) round of consultation. The consultation period will run from Monday 10th April to Monday 22nd May 2017 and it will be the last chance for people to comment on the Local Plan before it is submitted to the Secretary of State in the summer. This consultation will be different to previous ones undertaken, in that the comments made must relate to whether the Local Plan is ‘sound’ and complies with legal and procedural requirements. As a consequence there will not be any public exhibitions at village halls as has previously occurred. A guidance note will be available to view on this website from 10th April, which sets out advice on how to respond to the consultation.
We will be publishing a number of documents for consultation including the Publication Version of the Local Plan, the Policies Map, Sustainability Appraisal, Statement of Consultation and other supporting documents. These documents will be available to view on this website, in the area’s libraries, mobile libraries and the council offices in Boston and Spalding from 10th April.
Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 22nd May. All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of an independent Examination in Public by a Planning Inspector.
You can keep up-to-date with progress via Twitter and Facebook
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