Neighbourhood Development Plan

Skegness Town Council is preparing a plan for the future of the town and would love to know your views on a variety of subjects.

A neighbourhood plan is:

  • A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area – planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications
  • Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority
  • A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.

Local people can create a plan that allows them to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of their area and have real legal weight.

A neighbourhood plan is an important document with real legal force.

Skegness Town Council engaged with the public to find out what you, the residents, think of the town. What things you love, and what needs improvement.

This consultation process started on social media where numerous questions had been asked and many comments received on the Facebook group 'My Skegness Chat Group'. Also, by using the #myskegness page on twitter and instagram with weekly photography competitions highlighting the beauty of our town.

A 'Pop-Up' event took place on Thursday 2nd November 2017 in The Hildreds Centre from 11am to 2pm. There, Councillors and members from the Natter Matters team were available to discuss the plan and to hear your views.


Following the public consultation, a report has been prepared.

The report explains the public consultation process and summarises the responses received. The report also details issues identified that could be dealt with through a Neighbourhood Development Plan and includes a town profile of Skegness.

To view the report in full please see below.