Planning and Building Control

We investigate all breaches of planning control where development has taken place before the necessary planning approval has been granted.
Our Building Conservation Officer is involved in a wide range of activities relating to planning, including the re-use of buildings at risk, development control and planning and policy advice.
Residents can help shape the development and growth of their local area through the production of a Neighbourhood Development Plan, neighbourhood Development Order or Community Right to Build Order.
The Self-Build and Custom Housebuild Act 2015 placed a duty on local Councils across England to keep and have regard to a register of people who are interested in self-build or custom build projects within the areas. The register will help inform the Council of the demand for self-build and custom build plots in East Lindsey and enable the Council to develop a strategy for matching people to plots.
The Government has set out plans to introduce a statutory Brownfield Land Register which all Councils must have published by 31st December 2017. The Brownfield Land Register will comprise a standard set of information on brownfield sites suitable for housing.