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Central Lincolnshire

Central Lincolnshire covers the combined area of  the City of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey, totalling an area of, with a population of  290,500 (Census 2011).

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) was established in October 2009 and the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team (previously called the Joint Planning Unit) was established in May 2010.

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team is responsible for producing the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan which will contain planning policies that relate to the delivery and management of development in Central Lincolnshire. The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan will progressively replace the Local Plans of the City of Lincoln, West Lindsey, and North Kesteven District Councils.

The planning policies in the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan will be used to help determine planning applications within the Central Lincolnshire area – the policies will set out what can be built and where.

The plan will also address strategic matters by looking at future needs to be addressed, including housing needs, what change is likely to happen and where, and what policies are needed to achieve this.

Preliminary Draft Consultation

The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) approved a Preliminary Draft version of the Local Plan for public consultation at its meeting on 1 September 2014 (the minutes of the meeting are available to view here).

The consultation on the Preliminary Draft Local Plan will start on 1 October and end on 11 November 2014. A copy of the Local Plan and full details of the consultation, including details of how to make comments, can be found on our Local Plan consultation page.

We have prepared an Explanatory Note on the Threshold Test set out in Policy LP24: this is also available to view on our Local Plan consultation page,


Our Planning Policy Library page features all of the supporting evidence documents, including the recently published Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), which are available for you to review.

The following public consultation events will take place during the consultation period:

  • Washingborough Community Centre – 1 October, 4-7pm
  • North Hykeham Town Council -16 October, 4-7pm
  • The Source, Sleaford – 23 October, 4-7pm
  • The Venue, Navenby – 29 October, 4-7pm
  • Committee Rooms 1 and 2, City of Lincoln Council, City Hall - 15 October, 3-7pm
  • Sudbooke Village Hall – 8 October, 4-7pm
  • Caistor Town Hall (large room) 9 October, 4-7pm
  • The Hub, Market Rasen – 13 October, 4-7pm
  • Guildhall, Gainsborough (council chamber) – 23 October, 4-7pm
  • Skellingthorpe Community Centre - 28 October, 4-7pm
  • Sturton by Stow Village Hall – 29 October, 4-7pm

Local Plan for Central Lincolnshire

Have Your Say - Consultation starts on Local Plan - 1 October

1 October 2014

Local Plan Consultation commences on 1 October

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Audited Annual return and Notice of Conclusion

29 September 2014 | Updated: 1 October 2014

JPU Annual return for the financial year ending 31 March 2014

Public Notices

New Local Plan out for consultation October 1 - November 11 2014

20 August 2014 | Updated: 29 September 2014

Consultation to take place from 1 October 2014

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Last updated: 14 October 2014

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