More land sought for homes, gypsies and travellers by ELDC


More land to build new homes on as well as create gypsy and traveller sites is being sought by East Lindsey District Council.

As reported in the Horncastle News earlier this month, the Government’s Planning Inspectorate turned down the authority’s Core Strategy for planning, which covered the next 15 years.

The district council is now calling on landowners to come forward and help it identify areas for further possible residential development.

The Planning Inspectorate has told the council its Core Strategy must have a housing target for the district in line with future demographic growth and land that could accommodate that development had to be identified now.

ELDC was also told it would have to locate suitable gypsy and traveller sites in line with the need identified in the Council’s 2012 Assessment.

Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration, Councillor Craig Leyland, said: “The pre-submission review has given us two key areas in which we have to undertake more work to enable the council to produce an acceptable strategy.

“Clearly there is a need for both residential development as well as gypsy and traveller sites within the district, this need has already been identified.

“What we now need to do is identify suitable sites within East Lindsey. I would urge people to come forward to identify suitable land. All land identified to us will be assessed for suitability.”

To accommodate the anticipated housing growth for the next 15 to 20 years, the Council needs to identify possible sites for development in areas including Louth, Alford, Coningsby, Tattershall, Horncastle, Spilsby, Binbrook, Burgh le Marsh, Grainthorpe, Grimoldby, Manby, Friskney, Hogsthorpe, Holton le Clay, Huttoft, Legbourne, Mareham le Fen, Marshchapel, North Somercotes, North Thoresby, Sibsey, Stickney, Tetford, Tetney, Wainfleet All Saints, Willoughby, Woodhall Spa and Wragby.

If you would like to put forward a site for either development use or as a traveller site you can download a site submission form at or call 01507 601111.