Alex Roberts of SPRU attended Week 3 of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan Examination which re-started on 28th November. The Hearings began by revisiting housing need and requirement matters as well as housing supply.
During the sessions, the Inspector has requested both Council’s (Boston and South Holland) increase their housing requirements by at least 5% above that in the submitted plan, to improve the supply of affordable housing. Further evidence is also required by both Council’s to support their windfall allowance and their approach to dealing with unmet housing need since 2011.
Wednesday’s session explored flood risk in more detail and Thursday saw the examination of the Council’s spatial strategy.