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The latest on the emerging Local Development Framework, and how you can get involved. News about major developments and other planning matters of local interest.
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Station Street Development Brief
Development Brief for Station Street, City Centre was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation on 20 February 2013 following public consultation. To view the final document please click here. [1Mb]
Winning Design for New-Look Trinity Square Unveiled
Nationally acclaimed architects Gustafson Porter who designed the award-winning Old Market Square have been chosen to redesign Trinity Square. Click here to view the winning design to see how the new square is going to look. [212kb]
Nottingham Development Protocol
The Nottingham City Development Protocol has been launched, and aims to offer the most comprehensive development support in the UK. Click here to view the Nottingham City Development Protocol [645kb]
Trinity Square Design Competition
Four architectural practices have put forward their proposals in a competition to redesign Trinity Square. To view the four proposed designs along with details of how to make comments on the proposals please click here.
Former Haywood School, Sherwood
Informal Planning Guidance for the former Haywood School site, Sherwood was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation on 9 July 2012 following public consultation. To view the final guidance document please click here.
Former Kingsthorpe and Kildare Flats, Mapperley
Informal Planning Guidance for the former Kingsthorpe and Kildare Flats site, Mapperley was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation on 9 July 2012 following public consultation. To view the final guidance document please click here.
Biodiversity Offsetting Pilot Scheme
Nottinghamshire has been selected as one of six pilot areas nationally to take part in a two year trial of biodiversity offsetting and Nottingham City is participating in this trial.
Biodiversity offsetting is a process for compensating biodiversity losses that occur as a result of a development, in a measurable way. Once impacts on biodiversity and protected species have been appropriately avoided and/or mitigated, biodiversity offsetting can be used to compensate for any residual impacts by either creating new habitat or restoring existing (degraded) habitat on land elsewhere from the development.
As well as ensuring greater protection for local biodiversity, providing offsetting through development can be of benefit to developers as it enables them to pay a financial contribution to a third party to deliver biodiversity enhancements offsite, and to take on the responsibility for managing that compensation habitat. The scheme is also transparent and, providing clear guidance on how much compensation is needed and what form that should take.
For more information about the pilot scheme and for published guidance from Defra please follow this link:
Former Blenheim Lane Allotments, Bulwell
Informal Planning Guidance for the former Blenheim Lane Allotments, Bulwell was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation on 5 January 2012 following public consultation. To view the final guidance document please click here.
Article 4 Directive Confirmed
Please follow this link to see details of the Article 4 Directive confirmed by Nottingham City Council in December 2011. This will come into effect from 11 March 2012.
Local Development Framework Newsletter
Nottingham City Council will produce periodic newsletters to keep you informed of the latest progress with the Nottingham City Local Development Framework (LDF). Please click here to find the latest newsletter.
Sutton Passeys Conservation Area
At the meeting on 18 August 2010 the Development Control Committee of the City Council designated a new conservation area around the Sutton Passeys area of the city. To read the committee report, including a plan and description of the area, and a draft conservation area character appraisal document please click here. The designation takes immediate effect.
National Planning News
The Planning Portal is the government's on line service for planning, with up to date news and information about all aspects of planning in England and Wales. Click here to visit the Planning Portal's news pages