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.

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The Adopted Local Plan

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.

Examination of the Local Plan Part 2 (LAPP)

Consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications to the Local Planning Document finished at 5pm on 28 June 2019. The details of this stage can be found on the Main Modification page. All the representations received on the Main Modifications have been forwarded to the Inspector for her consideration, together with Nottingham City’s Summary of Responses to the Proposed Main Modification Consultation which provides a brief response to those issues.  It is then anticipated that the Inspector will issue her final report on the LAPP in the autumn.  If found legally compliant and sound the Plan will then be formally adopted by the Council in early 2020.

Local Plan Review

The  Local Plan Part 2 is being reviewed and is currently under Examination.  The Proposed Main Modification Version (shows the track changes) and associated documents can be found on the Proposed Main Modification Full details can be found on the Examination page

Latest News and Consultations

Details of the latest news related to the Local Plan and current consultations are detailed on the Latest News and Consultation page. 

Supplementary Planning Documents/Guidance

Details of Supplementary Planning Documents and Supplementary Planning Guidance.

Other Local Plan Related Documents Useful External Planning Links

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

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