To be effective plans need to be kept up-to-date. The National Planning Policy Framework states policies in local plans and spatial development strategies, should be reviewed to assess whether they need updating at least once every 5 years, and should then be updated as necessary.

Detailed below are details of the review of each part of the Local Plan.

Nottingham City along with its partner authorities (Broxtowe, Erewash, Gedling and Rushcliffe) are at the early stages of reviewing the Aligned Core Strategies - Local Plan Part 1.  Details of the review and evidence documents can be accessed on the Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership website. 



The Nottingham City Land and Planning Policies Document (LAPP) was adopted by the Council on 13 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.

Previously stages of the review are detailed below.

Call for Sites

Consultation on a Call for Sites took place between 7 June and 19 July 2009.

Additional Sites

Following a call for sites, consultation on Issues and Options took place between 26 September and 21 November 2011 and later consultation on additional sites between 5 March and 30 April 2012.

Preferred Option

Between 7 October 2013 and 2 Decembers 2013 a further round of consultation took place on the Preferred Option for the LAPP.

Publication Version

The Publication Version stage which was consulted on 29 January and 11 March 2016. Details of this stage available on the Publication Version stage page.

Revised Publication Version

Revised Publication Version stage which was consulted on between Friday 29th September to Friday 10th November 2017.  Details of this stage available on the Revised Publication Version page.

Submission Version

Details of this stage available on the Submission version LAPP page

Main Modifications

The Proposed Main Modifications followed on from the hearing sessions held in late 2018.  Full details can be found on the Proposed Main Modification Consultation page.

Inspector’s Report

The Inspector’s Report was received on 13 December 2020 which found the document to be legally compliant and sound.

Adoption of the Land and Planning Policies Document – Local Plan Part 2

The LAPP was adopted on 13 January 2020.


Work has started on a new Waste Local Plan, which is being prepared jointly by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. This will replace the adopted Waste Core Strategy (2013). The draft Plan (January 2022) was published for public and stakeholder comment between 7 February and the 4 April 2022. Comments are being analysed and a final version of the Plan will be prepared. This is expected to be reported to the Council later this year. 

The new Plan will ensure that we can plan for sufficient sites to meet future demand for waste and resource recovery over the next 15-20 years, a period which will see significant housing and economic growth across the plan area. Once adopted, the document will provide a range of policies aimed at supporting sustainable waste management, helping us to meet our objectives on climate change and minimising carbon emissions. The Plan will then be used to determine planning applications for waste development.

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council as Waste Planning Authorities have a statutory duty to maintain an up-to-date Waste Local Plan, which provides planning policies that will help shape future waste development and provide the basis for decisions on waste related planning applications.

For further details please visit the Nottingham County Council Waste Local Plan Review pages



The consultation period for the draft plan has closed (27 February to 4 April 2022). For more information please visit the Nottingham County Council Waste Local Plan Review pages


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