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Local Plan submitted

One of the area's most important planning documents is in its final stages.

The South East Lincolnshire Local Plan - a wide-ranging plan for future development in Boston Borough and South Holland District over the next 20 years - has now been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate who will examine the Local Plan on behalf of the Government.

Four public consultation events have been held over the last few years to inform the production of the plan and thousands of comments have been received over that time from individuals and other interested parties. The Planning Inspectorate will now consider whether the Local Plan has been prepared in accordance with the legislation and will also explore any outstanding subjects of disagreement.

The Planning Inspectorate will arrange an Examination in Public, possibly within the next 11 to 14 weeks. The public will be able to attend, but further representations at the examination will now be by invitation from the Inspector only, and only from those who have made comments through the consultation events and have registered their interest in attending the examination.

The Inspector will produce a report with recommendations to be considered by the plan's authors - the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee - with the aim of adopting the plan by April, 2018.

Cllr Claire Rylott, Boston Borough Council Cabinet member and vice-chairman of the joint committee said: "This is a major milestone for the future of Boston in bringing forward new homes, businesses and infrastructure as well as protecting those things which make the area special."

For more information about the Local Plan and regular updates on progress towards the Examination see

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