Over 11k jobs signalled as part of new Central Lincolnshire Local Plan

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A plan, which will see over 11,000 new jobs in Central Lincolnshire over the next 25 years, has been officially launched by local council leaders.

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan covers the authority areas of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey, and will guide and shape homes, jobs and communities for the 310,000 people in the districts.

The plan’s objectives are divided into three key aims: supporting people, improving and safeguarding place, and increasing prosperity for the area and for those who living and work there.

(L-R) Councillor Jeff Summers, Council Ric Metcalfe and Councillor Richard Wright. Photo: Ralph Lending for Lincolnshire Business

In the plan, the need for 36,960 homes over a 25-year period is identified, with 23,655 of those being in Greater Lincoln itself.

Alongside this, the plan also allows for 138 hectares of space for employment growth, resulting in the creation of 11,894 jobs.

Angela Andrews, Chief Executive at Lincoln City Council, told Lincolnshire Business: “This plan is a framework that shows the ambition for the area. So, to actually know that together we can deliver this, deliver the growth, then we will hopefully be able to attract new businesses and those businesses that we have got will be able to grow also.

“Over the next few years, businesses will see investment, investment in infrastructure, investment through the university, investment through public bodies like my organisation, through what we do to develop housing, so there will be more people coming to live here.

“There is a whole range of different factors and I think businesses will be able to say ‘this is the place that we need to come, this is the place that we need to grow.”

To read the plan in full and for more information, visit the website.