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The Local Plan and Planning Policy

Contacting the Local Plan Team

As the Local Plan team are all working remotely, you are kindly requested to make initial contact by emailing localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.


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.

The Adopted Local Plan

In Nottingham the Local Plan comprises the Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategy - ACS (2014) (Part 1 Local Plan), the Land and Planning Policies Document - LAPP (2020) (Part 2 Local Plan) and the jointly prepared Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Core Strategy (2013).

Latest News and Consultations

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/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.

Other Local Plan Related Documents Useful External Planning Links

List of useful external links including the 2019 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and related Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).


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