North KestevenThe place to investThe place to grow

North Kesteven has the lowest crime rate in the UK

Unemployment is currently 1% of the work age population - under 1,000

Our population grew by 14% between 2001 and 2011 - twice the UK average

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Why invest in NK

North Kesteven has four times the rate of national employment growth. It has created new businesses five percent faster than anywhere else in Britain. We are building 15,000 new homes and we want to create 14,000 new jobs in the next 20 years.

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 Top 50 University.

North Kesteven offers attractive rural lifestyles for working people and their families with lively towns and villages and excellent schools. NK is the safest place to live in England. Halifax bank has ranked North Kesteven as the 36th best district to live in within the entire country, based on a survey of all 405 local authorities in the UK.

In the last 20 years, the local economy has consistently grown faster than that of its neighbours and the national average. Key growth sectors include food and farming, manufacturing, engineering, and construction, while since 2000 there has been considerable growth in the services sector, particularly business services, retail and tourism.

Furthermore, we have the opportunity to invest £200 million in council priorities through our capital programme over the next ten years, building on investment over the last five years of £75 million in more than 200 new homes, economic development, Sleaford Leisure Centre, ONE NK, and council assets such as the new depot. The Capital Programme includes £50 million investment in new homes within the housing revenue account, £40 million in new homes through Lafford Homes, and £40 million in the development of Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park.

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