22/09/2017 – The Stage 2 Hearing Sessions will be held at Boston Borough Council Offices, West Street, Boston, Lincs, PE21 8QR.

20/09/2017 –The hearing dates for Stage 2 of the Examination have been confirmed as follows:

  • 1st and 2nd November 2017 for Matter 9: Allocations
  • 8th and 9th November 2017 for Matter 10: Infrastructure and Matter 11: Monitoring

The venues for Stage 2 will be confirmed shortly.

09/09/17 – The deadline for submission of representors intention to participate in the Hearing Sessions and receipt of Hearing Statements is now closed.  The Examination Hearing Statements can be viewed here.


The independent Inspectors appointed to conduct the examination are Elizabeth Ord LLB(Hons) LLM MA DipTUS and Anne Napier BA(Hons) MRTPI MIEMA CEnv.  The Inspectors will determine whether the Local Plan is ‘sound’ and legally compliant.  There will be Hearing Sessions to assist in reaching their conclusions.  The Local Plan cannot be adopted until the Inspectors agree it can be done.

This part of the website will be continuously updated as the examination progresses.

The Planning Policy Library, which contains all essential documentation relating to the submitted Local Plan, will be regularly updated.   To view the Planning Policy Library click here.

For a detailed government guide on local plans and the examination process, please visit the Gov.uk website by clicking here.


The draft  Hearing Timetable, together with the Draft Matters and Issues Document and the Examination Guidance Note can be viewed within the Examination Library.

To access the Examination Library, please click here.

All documents relating to the submission are available on our website, however should you wish to view hard copies, the main documents are available to view at both Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council Offices during opening hours.  The full copy set of documents are available to view by appointment with the Programme Officer.


All enquiries relating to the examination process should be submitted to the Local Plan Programme Officer, Mrs Elaine Henton, who has been appointed to support the Inspectors during the examination process.  Contact details:

email: programme.officer@southeastlincslocalplan.org

Address: Mrs Elaine Henton, Programme Officer, South East Lincolnshire Local Plan, c/o Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincs, PE21 8QR

Telephone: 01205 314385 or 07976589885