Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Review - Sustainability Appraisal Addendum

The Sustainability Appraisal (SA) was consulted on alongside the Proposed Submission Local Plan between 16 March and 9 May 2022. During this consultation it was brought to our attention that not all reasonable alternative sites had been presented in the SA documentation. 

Following the consultation, to address this omission and to ensure the SA presents as full a picture as possible, we have prepared an addendum to the SA which provides a site-specific SA of all alternative sites in those villages listed in the settlement hierarchy where they were not presented in the SA during the earlier consultation. Furthermore, as a consequence of preparing this addendum, sections 7.2 and 7.3 of Appendix 7 to the main SA report have been updated to provide a clearer picture of the reason for sites not being allocated.

It should be noted that the site allocations process has already included the consideration of the key features and framework of the SA in the published Site Allocations Evidence Report. Nevertheless, for completeness, and in recognition of the need for the SA work to be fully compatible with all due SA requirements, we will do this parallel SA process for the arguably missing alternative sites.

As the SA Addendum has been prepared after the submission of the Local Plan and its supporting documents to the Secretary of State, it has been necessary to ensure that the Planning Inspectors approve of the consultation being undertaken. This approval has been given, therefore this consultation will run for 6 weeks, from 22 August to 4 October 2022, you can submit your comments by:

  • Submitting completed response forms by email to talkplanning@central-lincs.org.uk; or
  • Submitting completed response forms by post to Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Team, District Council Offices, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, NG34 7EF

Please see the list of documents below for the response form and consultation document.

Please ensure you submit your comments before the close of the consultation as late submissions will not be accepted.


  • Opened
    22 Aug 2022 at 10:00
  • Closed
    4 Oct 2022 at 23:59