Lincs: Development sites for the Local Plan have been identified

Coun Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincs County Council, Coun Jeff Summers, chair of the committee and leader of West Lindsey District Council, Coun Ric Metcalfe, Vice Chair of the committee and Leader of City of Lincoln Council
Coun Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincs County Council, Coun Jeff Summers, chair of the committee and leader of West Lindsey District Council, Coun Ric Metcalfe, Vice Chair of the committee and Leader of City of Lincoln Council

Sites that could be developed as key areas to create jobs and bring investment into Central Lincolnshire have been identified in the draft Local Plan.

The draft Local Plan has been put together by councils covering the Central Lincolnshire area including the City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

The employment policy sets out seven proposed areas, totalling 122.7 hectares, that could accommodate significant growth and attract inward investment.

The sites identified include Somerby Park, Gainsborough and Land at Hemswell Cliff.

Coun Jeff Summers, chair of the committee and leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “This plan has come together through years of research and consultation with businesses and agencies.

“It is a development structure plan designed to create an appropriate balance of housing, employment and infrastructure to meet the modern needs of Lincolnshire people both now and into the future.”

Coun Ric Metcalfe, Vice Chair of the committee and Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said: “The draft Local Plan needs to have the right mix so that housing growth is supported by jobs being created and infrastructure being improved so that anyone who lives in these new developments has somewhere to work and access to the facilities they need to be able to live their day-to-day lives.

“It’s important that people make their views known and the consultation events are the opportune time to seek any further information you may require, or ask questions about the Plan.

“I urge anyone who has a view on the plan to have their say as it’s imperative that we collate all opinions to shape such an important document for the future of Central Lincolnshire.”

Coun Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincs County Council, said: “Central Lincolnshire is very much on the up, and it’s important we build on that momentum.

“But before we agree a plan of action, we want to give everyone a chance to have their say.”

For more information about the plan and consultations visit www.central-lincs.org.uk or follow @talkplanning on twitter.