Green light for local plan that could see 13,000 new homes in 14 years
The Local Plan for North East Lincolnshire has been approved (Image: Submitted)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 26 Mar 2018
North East Lincolnshire Council has officially adopted its Local Plan setting out the future development and growth of the area.
The plan estimates that 13,000 homes need to be built in the region over the next 14 years.
Councillors voted through the proposals unanimously at a meeting of the full council in Cleethorpes on Thursday night.
The local plan is legally required by the council to be adopted in order to outline future
developments and to give guidance on whether or not an application can be granted.
The plan estimates that around 13,340 homes will have to be built in the borough by 2032.
9,000 jobs could also be attracted to the region as part of the plan, according to the council.
Among the applications under the plan is the controversial development of 199 homes in Waltham.
This map shows five of the major housing developments in North East Lincolnshire
150 objections have been lodged against the application including three parish councils.
Councillor David Watson, deputy leader of the council, said that the plan is an important document
for the council.
"Public engagement has been key and we saw a great turnout at our consultations," he said.
"I want to thank all who took part and council staff for their efforts."
Leader of the opposition, Councillor Philip Jackson, said he supported the local plan but had
reservations about development in Waltham.
"It’s the most important decision that this council will approve," he said.
"I did try unsuccessfully to remove one application from my ward before it was submitted.
"But it is good that we have a plan with ambition and regeneration."
The Local Plan is the keystone policy document that establishes the platform for developers,
investors, communities and partners to engage with the authority to help shape the place and local
communities over the next 15 years.
Plans for the proposed housing site at Brigsley Road in Waltham
The local plan has been compiled by the Council's regeneration partnership with ENGIE.
Key regeneration projects like the Greater Grimsby Town Deal and the South Humber Industrial
Investment Programme are inextricably linked to the Local Plan’s ambition and growth projections.
Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for Regeneration, Assets, Skills and Housing, at the
Council, said: “The Local Plan is the most important document we’ve had to consider for some time.
“It demonstrates our clear and ambitious vision, backed with reams of evidence and research, for
how the area will develop and grow in a sustainable way in the coming years.
“It considers a range of interlinked elements that combine to influence not only the quality of life but
also the quality of place, including health, jobs, infrastructure, environment and education,
supporting the council’s drive for a stronger economy and stronger communities.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has made a contribution to the document, from the officers at the
Council and our partner ENGIE, to people, businesses and organisations who took an active part in
A copy of the Local Plan and the associated documents are available on the council’s website. Visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/planning-and-development .
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