The South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee is a new separate statutory local planning authority made up of 3 members from each of the partner authorities, namely: South Holland District Council, Boston Borough Council and Lincolnshire County Council.
The South Holland Local Plan, adopted by South Holland District Council in July 2006, is the local planning-policy document that is currently used to inform decisions on planning applications. It covers the period up to 2021.
Following decisions made by South Holland District Council (SHDC), Boston Borough Council (BBC) and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) late last year, it was agreed that these three authorities would submit an application to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government seeking the establishment of a South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Joint Committee) for the purpose of preparing joint planning-policy documents for the areas of SHDC and BBC. Together, these joint policy documents would form the ‘South East Lincolnshire Local Plan’. Once finalised, the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan would replace the saved policies in the current South Holland Local Plan and the Boston Borough Local Plan.
An application to the Secretary of State was submitted in January of this year and on the 15th June a Parliamentary Order establishing the Joint Committee was laid before Parliament (ref. The South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee Order 2011 [SI: 2011 No.1455]). This Order came into force on 5th July 2011.
The first meeting of the newly-established Joint Committee took place on Friday, 9th September 2011.
The Joint Committee has its own website on SouthEastLincsLocalPlan.org
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