Between 8th January and 19th February 2016, we invited comments on a draft Local Plan for South East Lincolnshire, which set out; a vision and strategic priorities for the area; draft policies; and options for possible land allocations. Consultation material can be seen by clicking on the links below.
- pdf versions of the Plan text and maps
- Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal, which assessed the draft Local Plan’s potential economic, social and environmental impacts;
- Habitats Regulation Assessment, which assessed what impacts the draft Local Plan’s provisions may have upon European sites;
- Equality Impact Assessment, which analysed how the draft Local Plan’s provisions will affect different groups in society;
- a South East Lincolnshire Whole Plan Viability Study, which identified all the costs that the draft policies will impose on development, and considers what impact those costs will have on financial viability;
- an interim statement on how the ‘duty to co-operate’ will be addressed;
- a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (January 2016), which assessed the suitability, availability and deliverability of areas of land that have been promoted for allocation as sites for housing development. This has now been replaced by a July 2016 version which can be seen here;
- an Employment Land Technical Paper, which assessed the suitability of areas of land that have been promoted for allocation as sites for employment use;
- a Spatial Strategy Background Paper, which explained the rationale behind the proposed approach to meeting objectively assessed needs for housing and the link to economic growth expected to occur in the area;
- a Settlement Boundaries Background Paper, which explained the approach taken to defining the settlement boundaries for each settlement;
- Housing Papers, which explained (for each settlement where housing allocations are proposed to be made) which sites are being put forward as options; and
- a ‘Strategy for the delivery of a further phase of the Spalding Western Relief Road and major housing growth in Spalding’, which explained how the detailed proposals in relation to the Spalding Sustainable Urban Extension have been reached.
The consultation attracted more than 1,600 comments, and you can see the Joint Strategic Planning Committee’s responses to the comments received by clicking here.