Business, Innovation, Employment & Skills Cabinet Member – Minutes – 7 June 2016
Lincolnshire Lakes was a key part of the council’s aim to become the Global Gateway for the north of England, and was essential in terms of delivering North Lincolnshire’s housing land requirements. It was however more than just a housing development – it would create a major new sustainable waterside setting and neighbourhood for North Lincolnshire. The project involved the creation of six new sustainable villages in the Trent Vale, providing high quality, well designed sustainable new homes, as well as major opportunities for tourism, health and wellbeing, leisure, recreation and sport facilities all set within a unique lakeside environment.
The proposals included the provision of a high quality commercial park which would help in improving the North Lincolnshire economy and the creation of new, highly skilled jobs. The Lakes would positively transform the Trent Vale and create a valuable opportunity for biodiversity and habitat creation. During the plan period up to 2028 the aim was to deliver over 6,000 new homes.
The Lincolnshire Lakes Area Action Plan (AAP) set out the need to deliver the vision and make sure that this was done in a consistent and properly planned way. The AAP required the preparation of a Strategic Design Guide for the Lincolnshire Lakes area. It set out clear design requirements to ensure that high quality development took place, meeting the transformational aspirations of North Lincolnshire’s communities. This was particularly important with the number of planning applications coming forward in the Lincolnshire Lakes area.
Resolved – That the draft Lincolnshire Lakes Strategic Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document be approved and published for public consultation.