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Local Plan Review


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The Draft Plan with Options has now been published for formal consultation, running from Monday 15 January to Friday 8 March 2024. For more information, go to Draft Plan with Options | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)

The current North East Lincolnshire Local Plan was adopted in 2018.

The Council is required to review the Local Plan within five years of its adoption. An initial decision was made to commence a review of the Local Plan in 2020, however, due to proposed planning reforms this work was paused.

In October 2021 Cabinet committee agreed that work on the review should be restarted. The review will be carried out in several stages taking around three years to complete.

In line with the Government reforms to the planning process, the Local Plan review will seek to:

  1. Simplify the Local Plan.
  2. Focus on local priorities.
  3. Not repeat national guidance.
  4. Provide a framework for development in North East Lincolnshire to be a place where people are proud to live, work, invest and visit.

An initial assessment was undertaken in 2019 using the Planning Advisory Service Toolkit to identify which areas of the adopted Local Plan needed review. This identified that many areas of the Plan are working well and remain consistent with national planning policy and therefore do not need to be included in the review.

Stages of review

The following engagement and consultation activities have been undertaken as part of the Local Plan review:

This early informal engagement stage aimed to establish the areas of the adopted Local Plan that needed to be reviewed and updated.

This is the first formal statutory consultation stage of the Local Plan review, seeking views on our first draft of the updated local plan document and suggested changes to the draft policies it contains.

A formal statutory consultation stage, the final opportunity to comment on what the Council considers to be the version of the Local Plan document it would adopt.

A public examination of the soundness of the local plan carried out by an Independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Government.

The updated Local Plan is adopted by the Council, subject to the recommendations made by the Planning Inspector.


Related documents

The Local Plan – Summary (Word, 59KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (Word, 27KB)

Latest news

Public events

The Local Plan public drop-in sessions will take place at the following locations:

  • Cleethorpes Library, Wednesday 24 January, 10am-1pm
  • Grimsby Library, Thursday 1 February, 2pm-5.30pm
  • Immingham Library, Saturday 3 February, 10am-1pm
  • Cleethorpes Library, Tuesday 20 February, 2pm-5.30pm
  • Immingham Library, Thursday 22 February, 1pm-4pm
  • Grimsby Library, Saturday 24 February, 9am-1pm     

Contact details

Spatial Planning, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 324272

Opening times: please call to make an appointment