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Local Plan given the green light

A strategy that provides a blueprint for all future development in both the districts of Boston and South Holland has been formally adopted.

The South East Lincolnshire Local Plan was given the green light by members of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee - a partnership of Boston Borough Council, South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire County Council at a meeting at Boston Borough Council last Friday morning (March 8).

The Local Plan will identify opportunities for growth and set out clear policies to guide proposals for new developments across the two authorities up until 2036.

Councillor Claire Rylott, Boston Borough Council Cabinet member and vice-chairman of the joint committee, said: "This is a major milestone for the future of Boston in bringing forward new homes, businesses and infrastructure."

South Holland District Councillor Roger Gambba-Jones, Chairman of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee, said: "I'm delighted that the Local Plan has been formally adopted and I thank all those who've been involved.

"This Plan now gives residents and those who do business in the area the certainly that not only will we will be planning for the growth of our economy and housing development, but that we will ensure that we can protect areas of the district that people tell us they want protecting."

The formal adoption of the Local Plan is the result of four public consultations held over the past few years across both districts, aimed at informing residents of the production of the Plan, together with collating and considering the thousands of comments received over that time from individuals and other interested parties. The plan was then submitted for Independent examination which was conducted by a Government Planning Inspector who after giving it considerable scrutiny considered it to be acceptable and able to be adopted subject to modifications.

For more information about the Local Plan visit http://www.southeastlincslocalplan.org/

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From left, back row: Cllr Michael Cooper, Boston Borough Council; Cllr Sue Ransome, Boston Borough Council; Cllr Alison Austin, Lincolnshire County Council; Cllr Michael Brookes, Lincolnshire County Council and Cllr Bryan Alcock, South Holland District Council.
From left, front row: Cllr David Brown, Boston Borough Council; Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, Chairman of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee; Cllr Claire Rylott, Boston Borough Council Cabinet member and vice-chairman of the joint committee and Cllr Peter Coupland, South Holland District Council.