What is a Local Plan

A Local Plan sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used, determining what will be built within a local authority area. Adopted local plans provide the framework for an area's development.

Click the buttons below to find out further details about specific Local Plan and Planning Policy matters for Nottingham City.

Local Plan Consultation and Latest News

Details of the latest news related to the Local Plan and current and past consultations.  

Greater Nottingham Consultation Database

To enable us to undertake consultations on the Local Plan and related documents we are setting up a joint consultation database with other Greater Nottingham councils (Broxtowe, Erewash, Gedling and Rushcliffe) to review the Aligned Core Strategy (Part 1 of the Local Plan). 

Further information including the necessary details you need to provide are available on the Greater Nottingham Consultation Database page.

Local Plan Review

The Aligned Core Strategies - Local Plan Part 1 is at the early stages of review.  The Land and Planning Policies Document - Local Plan Part 2 was adopted by the Council on 13th January 2020 (see committee papers) following receipt of the Inspector's report.  Archive information about the examination of the LAPP can be found on the Examination Web pages.

Supplementary Planning Documents and Supplementary Planning Guidance

Details of Supplementary Planning Documents, Supplementary Planning Guidance, Design Quality Framework, Interim Planning Guidance, Development Briefs, Conservation Area Character Appraisal & Management Plans and Information Planning Guidance.

Planning for Student Accommodation

A dedicated planning for student accommodation webpage that sets out details of monitoring and useful information about student accommodation in Nottingham. 

Planning Policy & Research Team Privacy Notice

A copy of the Planning Policy & Research Team Privacy Notice is available by clicking the button above.

Contacting the Local Plan Team

The Local Plan team are hybrid working and so you are advised to make initial contact by emailing localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.