Have your say to help shape the future of North Lincolnshire

Council News
14:39, Thursday, 13th February 2020

North Lincolnshire Council is inviting residents and business to comment on the preferred options document that sets out the council’s favoured approach for the new Local Plan.

The Local Plan sets the overall strategy for development in North Lincolnshire up to 2036. It contains key strategic policies, detailing land for new jobs and the number of new homes to be built in North Lincolnshire.

The consultation, starting on 14 February 2020, asks residents what they think about the council’s preferred options within the Local Plan. This includes housing, settlement boundaries for villages and towns, local landscape designations, and a new suite of policies relating to planning applications.

There are a number of ways to take part in the consultation:

People can view the Local Plan and leave comments prior to 5pm on 27 March 2020.

Public consultation events are taking place across North Lincolnshire for residents to view the plan and discuss their issues prior to providing comments. To find out when they are, go to the Local Plan website.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for place shaping, said:

“North Lincolnshire’s Local Plan supports building a better future, which helps us achieve our priorities: growing the economy, keeping residents safe and well, and enabling our communities to flourish.

“I would encourage residents to go along to one of the consultation events to take a look at the Local Plan and let us know what they think. If residents are unable to make any of the events, they can share their views online.

“We need to think about being a sustainable area, where people of all ages want to, and can, continue to live and work. The council is interested in hearing the views of all our residents to help guide and shape the future of our area and I would encourage everyone to take the time and to get involved.”

The deadline for responses is 5pm on 27 March 2020.