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North Kesteven is a district of some 100,000ha and upwards of 110,000 inhabitants located immediately south of the city of Lincoln and east of the A1. North Kesteven residents live in around 100 mainly small communities. Major concentrations are in Sleaford, with a population of nearly 19,500; North Hykeham, with around 16,400 residents; and 11 larger villages, providing a range of services, with populations of over 5,000. Within the District, nearly a third of the population live in the “Lincoln Fringe”, the area immediately surrounding Lincoln City.

The landscape is dominated by food and farming, chiefly arable crops and poultry although modern scale operations are increasingly diversified. Food processing is the largest employer. There are also two significant operational Royal Airforce bases RAF Waddington and RAF College Cranwell and the area’s association with the air force dates back to the First World War. Defence industries are an increasingly important growth sector for the local economy.

North Kesteven has a recent history of fast growth, with a rate of population growth only bettered by the City of London. It is consistently judged the UK’s safest place to live with the lowest recorded crime statistics, while also boasting the best skilled workforce in Lincolnshire and unemployment figures below 4%.

North Kesteven District Council is investing £200M in ambitious economic growth and regeneration plans.