Stage 6a: Gypsy and Traveller Site Focused Consultation

May 2024

North Lincolnshire Council has developed a new Local Plan covering the period 2020 to 2038. The Council submitted this plan for independent examination alongside a number of Evidence Base Documents to the Secretary of State on 11th November 2022. In December 2023 the appointed Inspectors wrote to the Council outlining their Initial Questions (EXAM1) querying whether not identifying a site to meet Gypsy and Traveller accommodation needs was a sound approach. To meet the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation needs set out in the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Show Person Accommodation Need Assessment (October 2021), the Council has now completed a site assessment process to propose a site allocation for permanent residential Gypsy and Traveller use. Following an Exploratory Meeting held between the appointed Inspectors and the Council on 23rd January 2024, the Inspectors wrote to the Council on 7th February 2024 (EXAM10) and set out the necessary consultation requirements relating to the new site. This 6-week consultation provides the opportunity for comments to be gathered.

Gypsy and Traveller Site Focused Consultation

This consultation is on the proposed new Gypsy and Traveller allocation and supporting site specific policy only, rather than the whole Local Plan document, because the Council previously carried out a comprehensive consultation and engagement process before reaching this stage. Therefore, this consultation relates only to a proposed Gypsy and Traveller allocation contained in proposed site allocation Policy H6-1 Land east of Mill Lane, Brigg.

The Council is seeking your comments on the consultation documents published below:

Consultation runs from Friday 10th May to Friday 21st June 2024 (inclusive).

Further details are provided in the Statement of Representation Procedure.

Taking part

A public drop-in consultation event is to be held on Wednesday 5th June 2024 at Scunthorpe Central, Carlton Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6TX, 2pm to 7pm to allow local people and others to come along to view the proposal, speak to a planning officer and ask questions prior to submitting a response.

Comments can be made via the Council’s website using the online form, which is the Council’s preferred method of contact. Doing so should save you time and will allow the Council to process and consider your comments more quickly:

Submit your comments here

Please note, the Council will only accept comments on the specific consultation documents published above. A paper response form is also available on request from the Place Planning team and comments can be sent by email to localplan@northlincs.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can respond in writing to:

Local Plan – Gypsy and Traveller Site Focused Consultation
Place Planning
North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6NL

All comments must be submitted on or before the consultation closing date of Friday 21st June 2024. If you require any assistance or have any questions, please contact the Place Planning team via email at localplan@northlincs.gov.uk or telephone (01724) 296694.

Next steps

Once the proposed allocation has been consulted on, all consultation responses will be collated and a response from the Council provided and published on the Council’s website. The schedule of proposed main modifications to the North Lincolnshire Local Plan will also be updated to reflect the latest position as necessary. Once complete, all this information will be sent to the Inspectors with a view to the publishing of their Matters Issues and Questions and the arrangements for the first stage of hearing sessions.