Contacting the Local Plan Team

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Set out below are details of Local Plan related news items including consultations and adoptions and other related Local Plan issues.

In line with recent changes to Government legislation, local authorities are required to produce an annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS).

The IFS provides information on developer contributions, which are used to provide infrastructure to support development within the City to help mitigate development impacts.

Developer contributions is a collective term used to refer to planning obligations, which are used to secure financial and non-financial contributions (known as Section 106 or S106 agreements).

The IFS includes information on the contributions required and received, and how financial payments have been used.

An IFS will be produced at the end of each calendar year to report on the previous financial year. The 2021 infrastructure funding statement covers the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Further details are available on the Infrastructure Funding Statement page

Nottingham City Council recently consulted on the draft document 'The Reduction of Carbon in New Residential and Commercial Development Informal Planning Guidance'. The 6-week consultation period ended on Monday 29 November (5pm) 2021.

To view the draft document please visit the Reduction of Carbon in New Residential and Commercial Development Informal Planning Guidance webpage

Nottingham City Council consulted on the Draft Eastside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012. The consultation period closed on Friday 3 December 2021 (5pm). To view the document and further details please visit the Eastside SPD webpage

The Council adopted the Education Contributions from Residential Developments Supplementary Planning Document at the Executive Board on 18 May 2021.  Please view the related documents below:

To confirm, no application to leave was applied for within three months of the decision by any person with sufficient interest in the decision to adopt the SPD.

The latest AMR 2020 was published recently and covers the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Given the demand for student accommodation including on street traditional housing and Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) it is considered important to have the most up to date information available.  This is now available, please see the Updated Student Information and this replaces appendix 3-5 in the AMR 2020.

As student data is out of sync with the other AMR data (based instead on the academic year September to September), additional data related to Student Concentration Map (Appendix 3), Student bedspaces completed and projected for Academic Year 2018/19 (Appendix 4) and details of future student accommodation (Appendix 5) have only now been able to be finalised.

To help make the process for determining of S106 open and transparent a new S106 Estimator tool has been produced to give a summary of likely financial contributions for the following infrastructure;

  • Affordable Housing
  • Open Space
  • Education; and
  • Employment & Training

Details can be found by clicking the button below.

S106 Estimator 

Broxtowe Borough, Gedling Borough, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe Borough Councils are currently undertaking a review of the Aligned Core Strategies. This will result in the production of the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan. The plan will look at how Greater Nottingham’s longer-term development needs can be met up to 2038.

Further information regarding the Strategic Plan and details of consultations can be found at

We are working with other councils in Greater Nottingham (Broxtowe, Erewash, Gedling and Rushcliffe) to review the Aligned Core Strategy (Part 1 of the Local Plan). 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.

To be included please register your details on the Greater Nottingham Consultation Database webpage. Please view both the related the Nottingham City Privacy Notice and Greater Nottingham Privacy Notice.

Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council are working together to prepare a new Waste Local Plan which will replace the previous Waste Local Plan (2002) and the Waste Core Strategy (2013).

The new Waste Local Plan will provide the future planning strategy for waste management in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham until 2038 and will aim to provide sufficient capacity to meet future needs. It will also provide key policies against which future waste development will be assessed.

Further information can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website's 'New Waste Local Plan' page. 

If you have any queries, please contact the Planning Policy & Research team by e-mailing