Stage 3: Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18)

Have your say. Be part of the plan

The progression of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan has now reached its third stage in plan preparation. This stage is known as the “Preferred Options” stage, and it is the third opportunity to have your say on how North Lincolnshire grows from now to 2036.

We have prepared a Preferred Options document that builds on earlier consultation undertaken at Stage 1 (2017) and Stage 2 (2018). It sets out planning issues that face North Lincolnshire and preferred options for the way they could be addressed.

The Preferred Options document is supported by two important assessments that must be published alongside it – Preferred Options – Sustainability Appraisal and Preferred Options – Habitat Regulations Assessment.

Give us your views

We want to hear what you think about the Preferred Options document and the questions set out in it. We want to understand how you think we should develop and put into action the choices that will affect the long-term future of North Lincolnshire (our strategic decisions). These decisions need to ensure that we make the most of North Lincolnshire’s ideal location, distinctive places and resources if our economy is to grow and the health and wellbeing of our residents continues to improve, creating an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

You can give us yours on the Preferred Options document. All comments must be received by 27 March 2020.


We are holding events as part of the Preferred Options consultation at various locations around the area, so come and have a chat.

Venue Date Time
Village Hall, Ulceby Tuesday 18 February 2020 3pm to 7pm
Baysgarth School, Barton upon Humber Wednesday 19 February 2020 3pm to 7pm
The Angel Suite (Ballroom), Brigg Thursday 20 February 2020 3pm to 7pm
Imperial Hall, Epworth Monday 24 February 2020 3pm to 7pm
Old School Hall Community Centre, Winterton Wednesday 26 February 2020 3pm to 7pm
The Pavillion, Bottesford Thursday 27 February 2020 3pm to 7pm
Scunthorpe Central, Scunthorpe Wednesday 4 March 2020 3pm to 7pm
Haxey Memorial Hall, Haxey Monday 9 March 2020 3pm to 7pm
Town Hall, Kirton in Lindsey Thursday 12 March 2020 3pm to 7pm
Library, Crowle Monday 16 March 2020 3pm to 7pm

What Happens Next?

Your views will help to inform the next stage of the Local Plan—‘The Draft Plan’, which is the final version of the Local Plan, prior to its submission to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate.

Call for sites

As part of preparing the new Local Plan, the council is looking to identify sites that may be suitable for allocating for development for various different uses. This means finding sites for:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Mixed use
  • Retail
  • Sport/leisure/tourism
  • Open space/Local Green Space
  • Waste management
  • Minerals extraction
  • Gypsies and travellers
  • Travelling showpeople

We have already undertaken Call for Sites exercises between February and April 2017 and February and March 2018. These sites have been assessed and this process has identified the preferred site allocations. As part of the Local Plan – Preferred Options consultation, we are giving you another chance to submit sites to us for consideration.

The easiest way to submit a site is by using the electronic form. All details of the site can be filled in and the site boundary drawn on the interactive map. Once submitted, the information provided will automatically be logged in our database. If required, we can provide assistance to help you use this system.

Sites should be submitted by 27 March 2020.