Scothern Neighbourhood Plan

Scothern Neighbourhood Plan – Adopted (Made)

Scothern Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted by West Lindsey District Council at a Full Council Committee meeting on the 23 January 2017. It forms part of the development plan for its area. Under planning law, planning application decisions should be made in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. The development plan should be given full weight and be the first point of reference/guidance for anyone making a determination on a planning application.

Scothern Neighbourhood Plan (Made) Stages
Stage Date
Neighbourhood Area Designated 09 April 2015
Draft Plan Published 06 June 2016
Final Plan Published 13 September 2016
Examiner's Report Approved 07 November 2016
Referendum 19 January 2017
Adoption 23 January 2017

Scothern Neighbourhood Plan – Review

Scothern Neighbourhood Plan Review has reached the referendum stage. The examination of the plan review was carried out by an independent examiner in early 2024. Subject to a series of recommended modifications set out in their report the examiner concluded that the examination of the Scothern Neighbourhood Plan Review had been successful, and the plan should proceed to referendum.

Scothern Parish Council and West Lindsey District Council have agreed that the examiner’s recommended modifications be accepted and included in the Neighbourhood Plan Review for it to proceed to a public referendum. The referendum is to be held in the parish of Scothern at a date to be confirmed.

National planning guidance advises that where a Decision Statement has been made detailing the intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, such as for the Scothern Neighbourhood Plan Review, that plan can be given significant weight in planning decision-making, so far as the plan is material to the application.

In advance of the referendum, this page and our By-elections and Referendums page will be updated to include more information and documents in relation to the referendum, such as the final referendum version of the plan incorporating the examiner’s modifications.

Scothern Neighbourhood Plan (Review) Stages
Stage Date
Draft Plan Review Published 28 September 2022
Final Plan Review Published 20 May 2023
Examiner's Report Approved 21 February 2024
Referendum To be held at a date to be confirmed


Neighbourhood Plan – Adopted (Made)

Neighbourhood Plan – Review