North East Lincolnshire Council

Local Plan Proposed Main Modifications (2017)

The North East Lincolnshire Local Plan (the Plan) was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination last December. Planning Inspector Kath Ellison BA MPHIL MRTPI was appointed to undertake the examination with the public hearing sessions held between the 4th April and 5th May 2017.

As part of the examination process a number of proposed Main Modifications have been identified. A Main Modification is an amendment which is considered necessary to make the Plan sound, and is required in order to address concerns raised by either the Inspector or other representors during the examination process.

The Council has prepared and a schedule setting out the proposed Main Modifications it considers necessary in order for the Local Plan to be found sound. This document, along with an updated Sustainability Appraisal Report and Habitats Regulations Assessment have now been published for public consultation.

The consultation will take place between Wednesday 20 September and Tuesday 31 October 2017

At this stage representations will only be accepted on the Proposed Main Modifications set out in the Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications to the Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan (2017) and received within the consultation period. This is not an opportunity to re-state previous representations, as these have already been considered by the Inspector as part of the examination, or to raise new objections to the Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan or to seek further changes to it. For example: seeking the inclusion or omission of a site in the Plan other than those identified in the Proposed Main Modifications.

The following documents form part of this consultation:

Where possible representations should be made via our online consultation portal.

Alternatively representations should be made on the prescribed consultation form and returned to the Council via email or post by the closing date.

Further information about how to make representations is set out in Consultation Guidance Notes.

All representations to the consultation should be received by the Council by 5pm on 31 October 2017

In addition to the above mentioned Schedule the Council has published a version of the Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan (2016) showing the proposed Main Modifications as track changes. The Main Modifications are set out using the convention black struck through for deleted text and red underlined for new text.

The Council has also proposed some changes to the Local Plan which it considers improve the clarity of the Plan or update factual information, for example where the evidence supporting the Plan has been updated since the Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan was published for consultation. These are referred to as ‘Additional Modifications’, and do not form part of the consultation. Any comments submitted on the Additional Modifications will not be forwarded to the Inspector.

A copy of the track changes document and updated policy maps are available to download by clicking on the following links:

Copies of the consultation documents are available to view in the following ways during the consultation period:

Online via our:

Copies of the documents are also available for inspection at:

  • Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU (01472 313131). Opening hours Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30.
  • Immingham Civic Centre Hub, Civic Centre Pelham Road, Immingham, DN40 1QF (01472 313131). Opening hours Monday and Friday only, 09:00 to 16:00.
  • Lincs Inspire Libraries in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and Waltham. For opening hours please ring 01472 323600 or visit Lincs Inpsire Libraries.
  • The Gingerbread House, Church Lane, Humberston, DN36 4HZ (01472 456959). Opening hours Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00, Sat 09:30 to 16:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00.
  • Grant Thorold Community Hub and Library, Durban Road, Grimsby, DN32 8BX (01472 322426). Opening times Monday to Friday 10:30 to 16:00.
  • Scartho Community Library, St Giles Avenue, Grimsby, DN33 2HB (07538 460945). Opening hours Monday to Friday 10:00 to 16:30 and 09:00 to 12:30 on the first Saturday of each month.

Please check with the venues to ensure they are open before travelling.

All duly made representations will be recorded and made available to view on the Local Plan Consultation Portal. All representations need to be validated before appearing on the consultation portal. We will work to validate you response as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience whilst the validation process takes place.

All duly made representations will be sent via the Programme Officer to the Inspector for her consideration. The Inspector anticipates that all issues arising from this consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications will be considered through the written representation procedure. Exceptionally, however the Inspector may decide it is necessary to hold an additional hearing session or sessions in order to resolve or clarify any outstanding issues. The Local Plan Examination webpage will be updated as appropriate and all those making representations will be informed of the next steps by the Programme Officer in due course.

Spatial Planning, Origin Two, 2 Origin Way, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN37 9TZ


Telephone: 01472 324272

Opening times: By appointment only