North Lincolnshire Council is preparing a new single Local Plan. It will establish the vision and objectives for the area, allocate sites for housing, employment, retail, leisure, and other forms of development, and will include development management policies up to 2038. As well as setting out where new development will go, the Plan will also include policies which seek to protect and preserve open space, green infrastructure, the historic environment, and environmental assets. Once adopted, it will update and replace the existing planning policy framework for the area.
A public consultation lasting 6 weeks is starting at 5pm on Monday 30 May 2022 on this last stage of the new North Lincolnshire Local Plan, known as the Publication Draft Addendum. The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 11 July 2022.
Previous Consultation on the Plan
An Issues & Options consultation exercise was undertaken between late January and March 2018 in order to get the views of local communities and others about the issues that should be covered in the Plan and how these issues might be addressed. A further consultation of the Preferred Options Draft took place between February and March 2020. Together with available evidence and national planning policy, these two stages helped to inform the Publication Draft.
North Lincolnshire Council consulted on the Local Plan Publication Draft between 15 October 2021 and 3 December 2021. Whilst it was anticipated that this would have been the version of the Plan to be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination, a number of changes are now proposed to the Plan.
Regulation 19 Publication Draft Addendum Consultation
This document is an Addendum to the North Lincolnshire Local Plan Publication Draft. This consultation no longer seeks views on alternative options but instead presents the opportunity to comment on focussed, proposed changes within a specific remit. The Council will only accept comments on these proposed amendments.
Representations at this stage should still only be made on the legal compliance and soundness of the proposed changes to the Local Plan. In other words, has the Plan been prepared in accordance with all legal and procedural requirements, and does the Plan meet the prescribed tests of soundness (see attached Guidance Note). A Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) of the proposed changes to the Plan accompany this Addendum.
The easiest and most efficient way to view and provide comments is via the council’s website: www.localPlan.northlincs.gov.uk/localPlan
A public consultation event is to be held in Barton upon Humber to allow local people and others to speak with a planning officer about the consultation and put forward any queries prior to making a response. The event will be held at Baysgarth School (School Hall) on Monday 20 June 2022 between 4:00pm and 7:15pm.
The Publication Draft Addendum document can be viewed electronically at Community Hubs and Libraries across North Lincolnshire using the public access computer network. A paper version is available for review at Scunthorpe Central.
Please direct any queries or questions that you may have or from members of the public to the Place Planning Team. The team can be contacted on 01724 296694 or via email at localPlan@northlincs.gov.uk
All comments should be submitted online or emailed/posted to the Place Planning Team by 5pm on Monday 11 July 2022.
What happens next?
The comments received as part of this Addendum consultation, in addition to the comments received to the North Lincolnshire Local Plan Publication Draft consultation, will be submitted to the Secretary of State along with the Plan and supporting documents for consideration at examination.
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The application by Bottesford Town Council to be designated as a neighbourhood area has been approved by North Lincolnshire Council
Designation of the neighbourhood area is the first stage in the neighbourhood planning process and will enable the Town Council to start preparing a plan with their local community.
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