People all over the district are being asked for their views on the Local Plan.
It’s a chance for the public to see the sites proposed by local landowners and developers for residential and commercial development.
The plan sets out how the district will develop in size and location guiding the form, scale and type of future development up to 2036.
The new Local Plan and policies will be based on local feedback coupled with up to date evidence, much of which is available to view at www.southkesteven.gov.uk
As part of the preparation the district council is seeking the public’s views on the Sites and Settlements Consultation. This will run from Tuesday, July 5 until Friday, August 5.
It will cover topics such as:
• The future housing requirement for the district over the Local Plan period
• Initial thoughts on a spatial strategy for the new Local Plan
• A proposed settlement hierarchy for the new Local Plan
• Possible site options for meeting the future land requirements of the new Local Plan
Steve Ingram, Strategic Director for Development and Growth said: “We have carried out an initial assessment of sites put forward for development. We welcome comments on all aspects of the consultation. At this stage, no decisions have been made regarding additional allocations for development. This will be for the Local Plan to determine in due course, and will be subject to further public consultation.”
The consultation document is available to view and respond to at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/sitesandsettlements from today (Tuesday).
In addition there will also be a number of consultation events held across the district where people can drop in to view the document and have a discussion with officers involved in the preparation of the new Local Plan.
Consultation events will be held on:
Monday 11 July - Grantham - Guildhall Arts Centre - 11.30am-8pm
Thursday 14 July - Long Bennington - Long Bennington Village Hall - 2pm-8pm
Tuesday 19 July - Market Deeping - Deepings Community Centre - 2pm-8pm
Wednesday 20 July - Stamford - Stamford Arts Centre - 2pm-8pm
Monday 25 July - Colsterworth - Colsterworth Village Hall - 2pm-8pm
Wednesday 27 July - Billingborough - Billingborough Village Hall - 2pm-8pm
Thursday 28 July - Bourne - Bourne Corn Exchange - 11.30am-8pm