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Local Plan Review

To be effective plans need to be kept up-to-date. The National Planning Policy Framework states policies in local plans and spatial development strategies, should be reviewed to assess whether they need updating at least once every 5 years, and should then be updated as necessary.

Detailed below are details of the review of each part of the Local Plan.

Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategies - Local Plan Part 1 (2014)


Nottingham City along with its partner authorities (Broxtowe, Erewash, Gedling and Rushcliffe) are at the starting point of reviewing the Aligned Core Strategies - Local Plan Part 1 along with refreshing the extensive evidence base that supports that review process.  Further details of this review will be provided here in due course.

Nottingham City Land and Planning Policies Document - Local Plan Part 2 (2020)


The Nottingham City Land and Planning Policies Document was adopted on 13 January 2020 and this brings to an end the review of that document.  Set out below for archive purposes only are the key stages in that review process.

Previously stages of the review are detailed below.

Call for Sites

Consultation on a Call for Sites took place between 7 June and 19 July 2009.

Additional Sites

Following a call for sites, consultation on Issues and Options took place between 26 September and 21 November 2011 and later consultation on additional sites between 5 March and 30 April 2012.

Preferred Option

Between 7 October 2013 and 2 Decembers 2013 a further round of consultation took place on the Preferred Option for the LAPP.

Publication Version

The Publication Version stage which was consulted on 29 January and 11 March 2016. Details of this stage available on the Publication Version stage page.

Revised Publication Version

Revised Publication Version stage which was consulted on between Friday 29th September to Friday 10th November 2017.  Details of this stage available on the Revised Publication Version page.

Submission Version

The LAPP was submitted on 23rd April 2018.  Details of this stage available on the Submission Version page

Main Modifications

The Proposed Main Modifications followed on from the hearing sessions held in late 2018.  Full details can be found on the Proposed Main Modification Consultation page.

Inspector’s Report

The Inspector’s Report was received on 13 December 2020 which found the document to be legally compliant and sound.

Adoption of the Land and Planning Policies Document – Local Plan Part 2

The LAPP was adopted on 13 January 2020.


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Waste Core Strategy (2005)


The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Waste Core Strategy, written with Nottinghamshire County Council, sets written out the overall approach to future waste management.  This will be replaced by the new Waste Local Plan the preparation of which commenced in 2019, again being produced in collaboration with Nottinghamshire County Council. 

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council as Waste Planning Authorities have a statutory duty to maintain an up-to-date Waste Local Plan, which provides planning policies that will help shape future waste development and provide the basis for decisions on waste related planning applications.

Work has started on a new Waste Plan, which is to be prepared jointly by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. This will ensure that we can plan for sufficient sites to meet future demand for waste and resource recovery over the next 15-20 years, a period which will see significant housing and economic growth across the plan area. We are inviting people to consider what kind of policies should be in the next version of the Plan, ensuring that all issues are taken into account and that all options for waste management have been considered.

Once adopted, the document will provide a range of policies aimed at supporting sustainable waste management, helping us to meet our objectives on climate change and minimising carbon emissions. The Plan will then be used to determine planning applications for waste development.

This consultation is also accompanied by a ‘Call for Sites’ to give an opportunity for agents, landowners and developers to submit land which they believe could be developed to meet future demand for waste management facilities. This will help to ensure that there is sufficient land available to meet our waste needs during the Plan period.

An Issues and Option of the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Local Plan is out for consultation from 27 February to 6 April.  Full details can be found on Nottingham County Council Waste Local Plan Review pages

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