DLP (Planning) Ltd has submitted comprehensive representations to the recent consultation on the emerging South East Lincolnshire Local Plan (2011 – 2036) which closed on 22 May 2017. The Local Plan consultation was accompanied by a range of background documents, including a Sustainability Appraisal and Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which form the evidence base and have informed the preparation of the Publication Draft that the Council intend to submit to the Secretary of State for examination. The Publication Draft details a figure of 18,675 dwellings houses to be delivered over the plan period in South East Lincolnshire.
Working alongside DLP’s Strategic Planning and Research Unit (SPRU), the representation critically reviewed the Sustainability Appraisal, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and the Objectively Assessed Housing Need. The representation concluded that the evidence base did not provide a robust basis for the plan and in addition the plan fails to meet the full, objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing in the housing market area.
The Plan simultaneously promoted a Sustainable Urban Extension to the east of Boston. Working alongside Matrix (also part of the DLP Consulting Group), Liz Lakes Associates and BSP Consulting the representation provided evidence that the Sustainable Urban Extension was available and suitable for development. The representation demonstrated that the site can contribute to the three elements of sustainable development and provide infrastructure items that would benefit Boston most in terms of future needs identified. An indicative masterplan was prepared by Liz Lakes Associates to demonstrate how the site could be developed, having due regard to the site specific constraints and opportunities.
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