SKDC is preparing a new Local Plan to guide investment and development in the district for up to the next 25 years.
The Plan will shape the district over this period and be a key tool in deciding where the housing, retail and business needs of the community will be met and how important countryside, ecological and heritage features will be protected.
As part of the preparations for a new Local Plan, the Council has now completed a Capacity and Limits to Growth Study for Grantham, which will form part of the technical evidence base supporting the new Local Plan.
The study is available to view at http://moderngov.southkesteven.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=14753
The study is a technical piece of work designed to determine the potential of land which may be suitable for future development.
It takes account of a range of constraints and key local characteristics, such as heritage and environmental considerations, alongside infrastructure capacity, to identify potential areas for future growth and development around Grantham.
The study identifies potential directions for growth in various locations around Grantham and further detailed assessments will need to be undertaken to determine future site allocations.
The local community will have an opportunity to comment on the new Local Plan during extensive public consultation in the summer of 2016.
An SKDC spokesperson said: “Although the capacity study highlights a number of possible locations for potential future growth, it does not imply that development of some or all of these sites will be supported by SKDC in its review of its planning policy.
“The study provides us with a technical evidence base which will help us consider possible options for our future growth and in the interim it will support the development management process.”