North KestevenThe place to investThe place to grow

94% of North Kesteven's 93,000 ha is green space

Our population grew by approx. 10% between 2011 and 2020 – almost twice the UK average.

Nearly 4,000 jobs in NK are supported by tourism at the season’s summer peak.

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Why invest in NK

We are a rural district in the ‘Heart of Lincolnshire’ lying immediately south of the city of Lincoln, a vibrant cathedral city with major tourist attractions and a fast-improving universities. The University of Lincoln ranks 51st out of 134 universities in the country.

North Kesteven offers attractive rural lifestyles for working people and their families with lively towns and villages and excellent schools. NK is one of the safest places to live in England for the 7th year in a row and one of the best places to live for overall life satisfaction, scoring 8 out of 10 according to the Office for National Statistics.

A record £220 million capital investment programme has been mapped out by the Council for enhancements across a range of initiatives in NK through to 2030. More than half of this, £120 million, will be committed to increasing the availability of affordable housing and a further £50 million spent on building up opportunity for business and jobs growth.

The Council’s focused support of businesses, from large enterprises through to sole traders, has escalated across the pandemic to guide them through restrictions, grant schemes and fresh trading opportunities. Up to the start of March 2021, the Council had administered £28 million of government grants in almost 5,000 payments across 12 distinct grant schemes, supporting approximately 2,000 businesses.

Prior to the pandemic, the local economy had consistently grown faster than that of its neighbours and the national average. Key growth sectors include food and farming, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, human health and social work and education. In recent years there has been considerable growth in the services sector, particularly business services, retail and tourism.

The Council is leading an ambitious £56 million investment scheme to create more high quality and flexible business units in the Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park and £2.2 million investment in new workshop units at Discovery Park, North Hykeham.

A factory in North Kesteven

Latest News

Holdingham roundabout improvements reach midway point

Works to add new approach lanes and traffic lights at the Holdingham roundabout are now more than halfway complete. Once works are complete the new roundabout will ease congestion, increase capacity and improve traffic flow in all directions.

Please note the A17 westbound towards Newark will be closed from 7am to 6pm on Saturday, July 17, with traffic diverted via the A15 south, A153 west and A607 north.

The £8.25m A17/A153 Rugby Club Junction / A17 Holdingham Roundabout scheme is being funded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, North Kesteven District Council, Lincolnshire County Council and developer contributions.

Holdingham roundabout