• A Place to Grow

    Our Economy

    A Place to Grow

North KestevenThe place to investThe place to grow

Sleaford rooftops


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. The area is largely agricultural with 65% of the population living in rural villages and the remainder in two conurbations, North Hykeham and the Greater Lincoln Area including, Waddington, Bracebridge Heath, Washingborough and Branston and in the south of the district the thriving town of Sleaford with 18,000 inhabitants.

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 1%.

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