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Final consultation on planning blueprint

A final statutory round of consultation is set to begin soon on a blueprint for the future of development in Boston borough and South Holland.

The preparation of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan is almost complete and the next round of consultation will run from Monday, April 10, to Monday, May 22. It will be the last chance for people to comment on the Local Plan before it is submitted to the Secretary of State in the summer.

This consultation will be different to previous ones undertaken, in that the comments made must relate to whether the Local Plan is "sound" and complies with legal and procedural requirements. As a consequence there will not be any public exhibitions at village halls as has previously occurred.  A guidance note will be available to view on the website - - from April 10, which sets out advice on how to respond to the consultation.

A number of documents for consultation will be published including the Publication Version of the Local Plan, the Policies Map, Sustainability Appraisal, Statement of Consultation and other supporting documents. These documents will be available to view on this website, in the area's libraries, mobile libraries and the council offices in Boston and Spalding from April 10.

Comments must be received by 5pm on Monday, May 22. All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of an independent Examination in Public by a Planning Inspector.

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