The Local Plan and Planning Policy
The Local Plan sets out the strategic and spatial land-use planning framework for Nottingham City.
- Adopted Local Plan
- Emerging Local Plan
- Further Local Planning Documents
- Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance
All Nottingham City Planning Documents are made available through Nottingham Insight. To view these links in a new browser window please hold CTRL on your keyboard and click the link.
In Nottingham the current Local Plan comprises the 'saved' Local Plan policies, which were adopted in November 2005.
The 'saved' Local Plan policies contain detailed planning policies against which all planning applications are judged. It is accompanied by an adopted Proposals Map which sets out areas of protection and areas of land designated for particular land uses.
Work is currently underway to prepare a new Local Plan for Nottingham City. In the future the Local Plan will comprise two documents:
- the Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategy (part 1 Local Plan); and
- the Nottingham City Land and Planning Policies (part 2 Local Plan)
Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategy (part 1 Local Plan)
The Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategy (ACS) sets out strategic planning policies and development principles for Nottingham City to guide development until 2028. The ACS is being jointly prepared with Broxtowe and Gedling Borough Councils with close alignment to the other Council's Core Strategies which make up Greater Nottingham namely Erewash and Rushcliffe Borough Councils. The ACS is currently draft and at the Examination Stage. Details can be found on the ACS Examination page.
Nottingham City Land and Planning Policies (part 2 Local Plan)
Sets out planning policies which will guide how decisions on planning applications will be made in the future. It also includes potential sites for new development. The preferred option version of the LAPP has recently been consulted upon with the consultation ending on 2 December 2013. This follows on from previous preparation stages which were the:
- Call for sites - June 2010
- Issue and Option stage - September 2011
- Additional sites consultation - March 2012
The responses to the consultation are currently being analysed and will be compiled into a report of consultation that will inform the next stage of the document. The Local Development Scheme which sets out the timetable for the production of planning documents anticipates that the document will be at "publication stage" in August 2014. The plan will then be submitted to the Government for and review and approval an Independent Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate.
The LAPP consists of two main documents:
A Word version of the Land and Planning Policies Documents is also available. Other documents can be provided in the same format if required.
To view the supporting documents and background papers please click on the links below.
- Sustainable, Inclusive and Mixed Communities Background Paper
- Employment Background Paper
- Retail Background Paper
- Climate Change Background Paper
- Parking Background Paper
Paper copies of the Local Plan can also be viewed at city libraries and our offices at Loxley House.
Please contact the Policy and Research Team if you would like to know more or require any of the information in a different format.
Policy and Research Team
Tel: 0115 8763970
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out Nottingham City Council's policy for involving communities when preparing planning documents and considering planning applications.
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) monitors and assesses the City Council's progress against the timetables set out in the LDS, and is published annually. The AMR also assesses the effectiveness of policies and objectives set out in the planning documents.
The Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Core Strategy (WCS) is jointly prepared by Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils. It sets out the scale, location and type of facilities required to manage different types of waste in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The WCS was adopted on 10 December 2013. You can view the Waste Core Strategy; the formal Adoption Statement and the Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement here.
The Nottinghamshire & Nottingham Waste Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Document will set out locations and policies for waste facilities and will also set out detailed policies against which to determine waste planning applications. Work on this document has not yet begun.
Nottingham City Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
The SHLAA is an annual review of potential housing sites. Its purpose is to help the City Council understand where and when housing could be built in the future. Please click on the reports below for more information
- SHLAA Report 2012 - Developable and Deliverable Sites
- SHLAA Developable and Deliverable Site Maps 2012
- SHLAA Undevelopable Sites 2012
- SHLAA Undevelopable Site Maps 2012
Neighbourhood Plans may also form part of the policy framework for the City. At the moment, there are no Neighbourhood Plans in place or being prepared.
These are supporting documents which add further detail to the planning policies set out in the adopted Local Plan. Access the folder of documents via this link. The following types of document are available:
- Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)
- Interim Planning Guidance
- Development Briefs for specific sites
- Conservation Areas- Character Appraisals and Management Plans
You can find out more about the planning process and the preparation of planning policy documents at the Planning PortalIs there anything wrong with this page? Make a comment on this service