Contacting the Local Plan Team

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Below are a collection of documents related to the Local Plan


The Interim Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), 2020

The SCI sets out how Nottingham's commitments to involving local communities, businesses and other organisations in all planning decisions. It identifies who will be consulted, in what manner, and when the consultation will take place. The Government requires this document to ensure that communities are appropriately involved in planning for their areas.

This Interim Statement of Community involvement (SCI) has been produced in response to the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19). On 15 March 2020, the Government published guidance explaining whether Statement of Community Involvement should be reviewed and updated in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In order to conform to the social distancing measures set out by Government, the Council is temporarily changing how it consults with the community as highlighted in this document.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council had published a new Statement of Community Involvement (see 2019 document, below). However, in response to the current situation, the Interim SCI will be in operation until further notice. The interim SCI will be reviewed in light of changing circumstances.

Set out below are details of the previously adopted SCI, for information. 

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), 2019

This version of the SCI was adopted in November 2019, the Adoption Statement can be viewed here.

COVID-19 Update: During this time all consultations are being carried out electronically and physical inspection of documents are not possible at Council buildings including Loxley House, Central or other libraries.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact via email on


The Local Development Scheme (LDS) 

Sets out timetables for when each of the planning documents will be prepared by the City Council. The City Council keeps the timetables set out in the LDS under review and reports progress in the Authority Monitoring Report.


The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR), 2019. See also an updated Appendix 5, 6 and 7 of the AMR 2019 related to student information.  

Assesses the City Council's progress against the timetables set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS), and is published annually. The AMR also assesses the effectiveness of policies and objectives set out in the Local Plan.


The current Nottingham City Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and the associated plans and additional site assessments documents can be viewed here.

This data is also available on Open Data Nottingham.

SHLAA Appendix D supporting evidence



Housing Land Availability Report

The current Housing Land Availability Report can be viewed by clicking the link below.


Greater Nottingham Strategic Flood Risk Addendum

Published in September 2017, the addendum improves the quality of information available to highlight development constraints and opportunities for environmental enhancement. Further information, links to the document, and updated flood risk data can be found here.


Nottingham City Centre Time and Place Plan

The City Centre Time and Place Plan focuses on how the various areas of the city centre can be used in different ways.   The plan designates a new major development area - the Southern Gateway - as well as new city centre quarters, which are distinctive areas that complement the main shopping core, each with different patterns of day and night time activity.


This Urban Design Guide (2009) promotes the highest standard of urban design and architecture in Nottingham City Centre.