The Government's Growth Point initiative was announced in 2005 and is designed to provide support to local communities to support large scale and sustainable growth, including new housing, through a partnership with Government.

What are Growth Points?

Growth Point status is not a statutory designation but a relationship between Central Government and local partners that is built on four principles: 

  • early delivery of housing as part of growth plans
  • supporting local partners to achieve sustainable growth 
  • working with local partners to ensure that infrastructure and service provision keep pace with growth   
  • ensuring effective delivery 

Growth Point and the preparation of Core Strategies for Greater Nottingham

An important part of achieving sustainable growth is ensuring a coherent planning framework across the whole of Greater Nottingham. In order to prepare this planning framework, the six local authorities, together with the County Councils, have worked closely together and three of the authorities have fully aligned their Core Strategies. You can find out more about this process by clicking on the Local Plan page, via the link on the right of this page.

Previous Stages

The first public stage in preparing the Greater Nottingham Core Strategies was the Issues and Options consultation, which took place in the summer of 2009.  This was followed by the Option for Consultation in February 2010 and later consultation in the summer of 2011 on a Housing Provision Position Paper and Policy 1: Climate Change.   Responses to these earlier consultations have helped to shape the current version of the Aligned Core Strategies for the Aligned Core Strategies of Broxtowe, Gedling and Nottingham City as well as informed the development of Rushcliffe and Erewash's separate Core Strategies.  These strategic documents set out how the Councils think their part of Greater Nottingham should develop over the period to 2028.