Contacting the Local Plan Team

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Below are a collection of documents related to the Local Plan

The Interim Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), 2020

The SCI sets out how Nottingham's commitments to involving local communities, businesses and other organisations in all planning decisions. It identifies who will be consulted, in what manner, and when the consultation will take place. The Government requires this document to ensure that communities are appropriately involved in planning for their areas.

This Interim Statement of Community involvement (SCI) has been produced in response to the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19). On 15 March 2020, the Government published guidance explaining whether Statement of Community Involvement should be reviewed and updated in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In order to conform to the social distancing measures set out by Government, the Council is temporarily changing how it consults with the community as highlighted in this document.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council had published a new Statement of Community Involvement (see 2019 document, below). However, in response to the current situation, the Interim SCI will be in operation until further notice. The interim SCI will be reviewed in light of changing circumstances.

Set out below are details of the previously adopted SCI, for information. 

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), 2019

This version of the SCI was adopted in November 2019, the Adoption Statement can be viewed here.

COVID-19 Update: During this time all consultations are being carried out electronically and physical inspection of documents are not possible at Council buildings including Loxley House, Central or other libraries.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact via email on

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 2020 infrastructure funding statement covers the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 and will be available shortly.

Further details can be found on the Infrastructure Funding Statement page

Click the image below to view the IFS for 2019-20.

Infrastructure Funding Statement

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR), 2021

Assesses the City Council's progress against the timetables set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS), and is published annually. The AMR also assesses the effectiveness of policies and objectives set out in the Local Plan.  Please also see the Updated Student Information which supersedes Appendix 3-5 in the AMR.

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) 

Sets out timetables for when each of the planning documents will be prepared by the City Council. The City Council keeps the timetables set out in the LDS under review and reports progress in the Authority Monitoring Report.

Greater Nottingham Strategic Flood Risk Addendum

Published in September 2017, the addendum improves the quality of information available to highlight development constraints and opportunities for environmental enhancement. Further information, links to the document, and updated flood risk data can be found here.

The current Nottingham City Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and the associated plans and additional site assessments documents can be viewed here.

This data is also available on Open Data Nottingham.

Other useful information includes

Housing Land Availability Report

The current Housing Land Availability Report can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Download - Nottingham City Centre Time and Place Plan

The City Centre Time and Place Plan focuses on how the various areas of the city centre can be used in different ways.   The plan designates a new major development area - the Southern Gateway - as well as new city centre quarters, which are distinctive areas that complement the main shopping core, each with different patterns of day and night time activity.

This Urban Design Guide (2009) promotes the highest standard of urban design and architecture in Nottingham City Centre.

The Design Quality Framework (DQF) is a series of guides to help you make better design choices for your building project and to meet Nottingham City Council planning requirements more easily. The framework is In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the National Design Guide.

The guides are applicable to all kinds of projects, from small scale domestic projects to large scale commercial developments.

Further details can also be found on the dedication Design Quality Framework website

The Greater Nottingham Landscape Character Assessment provides evidence for Councils within the Greater Nottingham Area.  It is used to aid development control decisions on planning applications and to guide landscape enhancement where funding and opportunities allow.

This 2009 study relates to and covers the wider Nottinghamshire Area. If an area discussed within the study falls outside of Nottingham City's administrative boundary you are recommended to contact the relevant Local Planning Authority responsible for that area.

The following Landscape Character Assessments features are found within the Nottingham City boundary and are set out in further detail below.

Wollaton Parkland

Colwick Wooded Escarpment

Attenborough Wetlands

West Bridgford Urban Fringe

Colwick Country Park