This section contains information on current and emerging planning policy for the District. It also contains advice on how to use the South East Lincolnshire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (March 2017) and on applying the Sequential Test for Flood Risk to planning applications.
South East Lincolnshire Local Plan
We have produced a new Local Plan jointly with Boston Borough Council and Lincolnshire County Council.
The Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 23rd June 2017 and underwent an Examination in Public. The Plan identifies land, and allocates sites, for different types of development, such as housing and employment, in order to meet the area's needs, as well as identifying those areas of land which must be protected from development - perhaps because of their historic or environmental importance. It also covers a wide range of other planning related matters in the form of policies, against which planning applications can be judged.
The Plan was adopted on 8 March 2019.
More information can be found on our dedicated website: South East Lincs Local Plan
South East Lincolnshire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (March 2017) and the Sequential Test for Flood Risk
The South East Lincolnshire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) (March 2017) is used to undertake the Sequential Test for flood risk in South Holland. Advice on how the Sequential Test should be applied for planning applications can be found on pages 12 and 13 of the SFRA report (revised December 2017) (link below):
For information on the type and extent of flood risk mitigation that may be required for a development to be deemed acceptable, please follow the link below and click on Appendix C of the SFRA:
The SFRA hazard and depth mapping can be accessed via the links below. For the purposes of the Sequential Test, the 2115 (1% fluvial, 0.5% tidal) mapping should be used for both hazard and depth:
South Holland Local Plan 2006 Policy Deletion
Following a Direction by the Secretary of State, as of 18th July 2009 the following policies contained in the South Holland Local Plan 2006 are no longer valid:
SG5, SG8, SG9, SG10, SG22,
HS1, HS2, HS12, HS13, HS15,
EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN5, EN6, EN7, EN8, EN9, EN10, EN12,
LT1, LT5, LT8,
For a detailed description of the above policies see our South Holland Local Plan 2006
The remaining Local Plan policies that were saved under paragraph 1 (3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, have now been replaced by the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.
In addition please see our Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance pages for access to the supplementary documents.
For information on Neighbourhood Areas please see our Neighbourhood Planning pages