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The Local Plan and Planning Policy

A Local Plan sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used, determining what will be built with 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.

In Nottingham the Local Plan comprises the Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategy (2014) (Part 1 Local Plan) and the 'saved' Local Plan (2005) policies, which were adopted in November 2005.

Full details of the Examination of the Local Plan Part 2 including the Local Plan Examination Library and Examination Latest News about the Examination.  The hearing sessions have now finished. 

The Inspector has issued a letter (LAPP. INSP 19 15.1.19 Main Modifications Note Jan 2019) following on from the close of the Examination last year.  This sets out recommended modifications that in the Inspector's view are required to ensure that the Plan is sound and legally compliant.

Once the Inspector is satisfied with the schedule of potential main modifications, it, the policy map changes, and the updated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regs Assessment will be subject to a six week period of public consultation. This is currently planned timetabled for May to June 2019 following purdah (The 6 week period leading up to local elections in May 2019)..  This consultation will be about the proposed main modifications, changes to the policies map and updated SA/HRA not about other aspects of the Plan or “omission sites”. The Council will then report the main issues raised during the Consultation and the Councils response to these to the Inspector in July. The Inspector’s report is late Summer 2019.

The  Local Plan Part 2 is being reviewed and is currently under Examination.  The Submission Version and associated documents can be found here.  Full details of the Examination can be found here

Details of Supplementary Planning Documents and Supplementary Planning Guidance.

List of useful external links including the new 2018 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and related Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).

Latest News and Consultations

Examination of the Local Plan Part 2

As part of the Local Plan Review the Submission Version of the Land and Planning Policies – Local Plan Part 2 (LAPP) and all supporting documents were submitted to the Government for examination on 23 April 2018. Beverley Doward BSc BTP MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination. All details related to the examination can be found by clicking here including details of the venue , there is also an examination news feed which provides the latest news on the Examination.  The hearing sessions have now finished.

Draft Waterside Supplementary Planning Document

Consultation on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Waterside area of the city has now finished. 

The Council will now consider the comments received and these will be taken into account in the final draft of the document. Copies of the comments received will be made available in due course.

Once the guidance is adopted by the Council, the SPD will be a material consideration in how planning applications for development at the Waterside are determined.  Full details about the document can be viewed on the Waterside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) page.

Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

On the 24th July the Government issued a revised version of the 2018 NPPF. The associated Planning Policy Guidance is also being updated.

Contact Us

Planning and Building Control LH Box 5 Loxley House Station Street Nottingham NG2 3NG localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 876 4594

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