Charter could help ease area's building projects
A DEVELOPMENT charter could soon be created to ease building projects in the area.
The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is calling on the public and private sectors to help create such a tool, which will speed up completion of proposed schemes.
The organisation says it needs private developers and local authorities to join a group which will help shape the rules of the charter.
The idea is to get all parties involved in new projects such as housing, retail or industrial developments to work together from the outset.
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This will help identify potential problems which could slow a project down.
The charter will set out an agreed timeline of when all work will be done offering those investing in a new scheme the peace of mind that time and money won't be wasted.
Richard Hardesty from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Secretariat said: "We identified that there were several barriers to growth in the area, two of which were planning and red tape.
"The proposed creation of this charter aims to tackle those issues.
"It just makes sense that everyone who would be involved in a development at any point would get together at the start of the process, and then regularly throughout, to make sure that any potential problems can be addressed."
Once complete, the LEP will use the charter to identify areas of particular difficulty which it could lobby the Government to change.
It is expected the first meeting to discuss this will take around four hours.
Anyone interested in being involved should email GLLEPsecretariat@lincolnshire.gov.uk with their details by January 31.