The Green, Scotter

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The Green, Scotter

Scotter Parish Council

Welcome to Scotter Parish Council's website.  We hope you find it interesting and of use.

Scotter Parish is made up of the rural villages of Scotter, Scotterthorpe and Susworth and is situated on the north-western boundary of Lincolnshire, between the towns of Gainsborough and Scunthorpe.  It has a population of around 3200.

Information on the parish and on the services provided by the Parish Council can be found via the menu on the left hand side of this page.


The above Local Plan is now published and open to consultation until November the 14th 2014.

Policy LP2 on page 10 shows Scotter now in the Limited Growth Village section of the Settlement Hierarchy not in the Small Town and Growth Villages section as it was. No large development sites will be allocated to settlements in section.

Policy LP39 describes the criteria for growth in Limited Growth Villages. There is considerable weight given to the need for community support for developments and to the need for developments to be sustainable.

Scotter Parish Council invite you to write to Central Lincs in support of Scotter remaining as a Limited Growth Village. This is a DRAFT document. Nothing is set until the ink is dry in 2016 so it is important that you continue to make your views known.

In our submission to Central Lincs we will, as before, be promoting the idea of developing new settlements rather than over filling existing ones.

We also suggest you consider and comment on all aspects of the plan, for example there are policies on infrastructure, green energy, green spaces and for housing development across the whole of Central Lincolnshire . This plan will be the document against which all planning applications will judged for the next twenty years so it needs to be right.

All the means of accessing and commenting on the plan are overleaf.

Email:           Telephone: 01724 764599




The consultation on the Preliminary Draft Local Plan will start on 1 October and end on 11 November 2014.

A copy of the Local Plan and full details of the consultation, including details of how to make comments, can be found on Central Lincolnshire Local Plan consultation page


A copy of the plan is also available at Scotter Library.


The following public consultation events will take place during the consultation period:

 The Source, Sleaford – 23 October, 4-7pm

 The Venue, Navenby – 29 October, 4-7pm

 Guildhall, Gainsborough (council chamber) – 23         October, 4-7pm

 Skellingthorpe Community Centre - 28 October, 4-7pm

 Sturton by Stow Village Hall – 29 October, 4-7pm


Members of the public will be able to view the plan and ask questions at these events.