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One week left to have your say on area's future

There is now just one week remaining for South Holland residents to have their say on preferred sites for development over the next 20 years.

Local plan

A new Local Plan is being prepared for South East Lincolnshire (the areas of Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council) to guide the development and use of land in the area up until 2036.

The South East Lincolnshire Local Plan is being produced by Boston Borough Council, South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire County Council working in partnership.

Production of the Local Plan is moving towards its final stages and a public consultation got under way last month which now has only seven days remaining. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday, August 12.

The consultation has seen a series of 'drop-in' sessions held across the district, with the final events taking place today (Friday) at the Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge and at Surfleet Village Hall on Monday, August 8 from 3.30pm - 7.30pm.

The Local Plan identifies a need to plan for:


  • 18,000 new homes across the area

  • Sites for future business use to assist in the creation of 17,000 jobs that will be needed in South East Lincolnshire

  • New primary and secondary school provision in Boston, Spalding and other settlements


This is the last chance you will have to comment on the prospective location of such development - if you commented on a specific site during the consultation on the draft Local Plan earlier this year there is no need to do so again as your views have since been considered in reaching the Preferred Sites stage.

Responses to this consultation will be taken into account in finalising the Publication version of the Local Plan.

Cllr Peter Bedford, Chairman of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee, said: "This chance to comment on the Preferred Sites proposed in the Local Plan is perhaps the most important as it is the last opportunity before it is re-drafted in preparation for its final version for examination by a planning inspector.

Take the opportunity to get involved in whatever way you can."


The Policies Map Insets - which indicate our Preferred Sites for development - as well as the revised settlement hierarchy and housing targets are available to view at:



If you would like to have your say on the Preferred Sites, you can comment:


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