Planning Potential in Central Lincolnshire
Delayed changes to policy means planning potential is still possible if action is taken now
The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan (CLLP) has been guiding decisions on planning applications in Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey since it was adopted in 2017.
As stated in a previous article in January, the plan is in the process of being reviewed and changes will be made. The next stage was a public consultation in the Spring but this has been delayed due to the impacts of Covid19 and now the Government’s Planning White Paper consultation, which is open until 29th October 2020. The CLLP consultation is now due at the end of 2020 or early next year, but may be held up even longer. We will be keeping a close eye on its progress.
As these policy changes could impact on the residential development potential for some small and medium sized villages, the Planning Team at JHWalter continues to undertake research into the opportunities that exist here. As previously stated, this brings together an assessment of a range of constraints (for example, flood risk, access, landscaping impacts) with knowledge of the volume of new homes supported by the current Local Plan policy. Our findings indicate that there are many sites in these villages that could still benefit from planning permission for small residential schemes.
If you have land or property in these locations and you think it might be suitable for development, we would encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss the opportunity before changes to planning policy take hold