23 February 2017
North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the proposed new Local Plan that will set out how the area is developed over the next 19 years.
You will be able to share your views at consultation events from throughout February and March and online from Monday 27 February. The consultation will run until Tuesday 18 April 2017.
The new North Lincolnshire Local Plan will set out the vision and objectives for the area; establish the amount and location for growth and act as a guide for future development.
It identifies important issues facing the area now and in the future, and how these can be addressed through the plan.
The council would like residents to have an input on the plan to make sure it reflects how residents want to see their local communities in the future. Residents will have the opportunity to have their say on the proposed plan and put their ideas forward for the area they live in.
At the consultation events, residents will also have the opportunity to suggest sites for housing and employment allocations and the designation of green space, community areas and landscape.
In addition, the consultation will also help with the development of a wider strategy for regeneration across North Lincolnshire.
Go along to the consultation events to have your say on the proposed North Lincolnshire Local Plan. The events are on:
Monday 27 February from 3.30pm to 7pm at Bottesford Civic Hall
Wednesday 1 March from 3pm to 7pm at Crowle Local Link
Monday 6 March from 3pm to 7pm at The Angel, Brigg
Wednesday 8 March from 3pm to 7pm at Epworth Imperial Hall
Monday 13 March from 3pm to 7pm at Broughton Village Hall
Wednesday 15 March from 3pm to 6.45pm at Winterton Old School Hall Community Centre
Monday 20 March from 4pm to 7pm at Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall
Tuesday 21 March from 3pm to 7pm at Barton Assembly Room
Monday 27 March from 3pm to 6.30pm at Ulceby Village Hall
Tuesday 28 March from 3pm to 7pm at Civic Centre, Scunthorpe
Wednesday 29 March from 3pm to 7pm at Bottesford Pavilion
Monday 3 April from 3pm to 7pm at Crowle Resource Centre
Drop in sessions for the Local Plan will be held from 10am to 3pm at Brigg Tourist Information Centre on 23 and 30 March, and at the Action Station, Cole Street, Scunthorpe on 31 March and 1 April.
The new Local Plan will eventually become the new planning strategy for North Lincolnshire and will replace the Core Strategy, and Housing and Employment Land Allocations Development Plan Documents (DPDs) and the 2003 Local Plan.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The Local Plan is a vital document that identifies how North Lincolnshire is going to develop over the next 19 years. It sets out where new housing is going to be allocated, how much green space is needed and how the area will be regenerated. The Local Plans supports our vision for North Lincolnshire to be a place where people want to live, work, play and invest.
“We are encouraging residents to get involved the preparation of the new Local Plan and share their ideas of how they think North Lincolnshire should develop. Residents know their communities better than anyone, so it is only right they are given the opportunity to have their say.
“If you would like to have a look at the proposed plan and tell us your views, go to one of the consultation events. Our officers will be on hand to talk about the plan and answer any of your questions. You can also have your say online".
Why is a new Local Plan being prepared?
The council is preparing a new Local Plan due to:
A change in legislation. Since the Core Strategy was adopted, the legislative requirement for plan making has changed and the Government’s preferred approach is for each local planning authority to prepare a single Local Plan for its area.
The need to review and update the Core Strategy to take account of national planning policy changes.