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In Nottingham the Local Plan comprises the Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategy (Local Plan Part 1), which was adopted on 8 September 2014, the Land and Planning Policies Document - LAPP (2020) (Local Plan Part 2) which was adopted on 13 January 2020 and the jointing prepared Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Core Strategy (2013) which was adopted 10 December 2013.

 Local Plan Part 1  Local Plan Part 2 Waste Core Strategy 

aligned Core Strategies Part 1

 Land and Planning Policies  Waste Core Strategy

Further details are set out below.

The Nottingham City ACS sets out strategic planning policies and development principles for Nottingham City to guide development until 2028.  The ACS was jointly prepared with Broxtowe and Gedling Borough Councils with close alignment to the Core Strategies of the other Councils that which make up Greater Nottingham, namely Erewash and Rushcliffe Borough Councils. Click on the links below to view the associated documents.

Review of the Strategic Plan

Nottingham City along with its partner authorities (Broxtowe, Erewash, Gedling and Rushcliffe) are at the starting point of reviewing the Aligned Core Strategies - Local Plan Part 1 along with refreshing the extensive evidence base that supports that review process.  Further details of this review can be found on the Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership website.

The Land and Planning Policy Document (Part 1 Local Plan) was formally adopted on 13 January 2020. 

This LAPP contains both Development Management planning policies and site specific land allocations. It provides a level of certainty about which areas will be developed or protected in the future and for what purpose. It forms Part 2 of new Local Plan along with the adopted Core Strategy which is Part 1 of the Local Plan and forms the overarching, strategic document.

The LAPP consists of

The Land and Planning Policy Document (Local Plan Part 2) 

Combined Interactive Policies Map

This combines the following:

Interactive Policies Map

A new interactive policies map is available that shows all the Local Plan policy layers. These layers are also available on Nottingham Insight Mapping which also contains other data/information that may be useful such as ward boundaries, planning application boundaries etc.  Important to note that in both options, the layers marked with an * indicates are formed from data that has been gathered from external sources separate from the Local Plan process, and may be subject to change. The maps will show the current version of these layers, not the version that was adopted.

Use Class Order Changes

Since the adoption of the Local Plan, the government has made significant changes to the Use Class Order. The Council has prepared this statement of Use Class Change which set out how policies in the Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Documents that refer to specific use classes can be applied in light of these changes.

Supporting Documents

Additional archive material including the examination library, details about the examination and consultation comments received can be found on the archived Examination pages.  Further details of each stage can be view of the Local Plan review pages.

Jointly prepared by Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils the document sets out the scale, location and type of facilities required to manage different types of waste in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The Waste Core Strategy was adopted on 10 December 2013.  The following documents are available 

Details of the monitoring of the Waste Local Plan can be found on the Annual Monitoring Report page.

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.

Work has started on a new Waste Plan, which is to be prepared jointly by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. This 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. We are inviting people to consider what kind of policies should be in the next version of the Plan, ensuring that all issues are taken into account and that all options for waste management have been considered.

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.

This consultation was also accompanied by a ‘Call for Sites’ to give an opportunity for agents, landowners and developers to submit land which they believe could be developed to meet future demand for waste management facilities. This will help to ensure that there is sufficient land available to meet our waste needs during the Plan period.

An Issues and Option of the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Local Plan was out for consultation from 27 February to 6 April 2020.  Full details can be found on Nottingham County Council Waste Local Plan Review pages


In addition to the Local Plan documents, other adopted Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance are a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.  Please see the Supplementary Planning Documents/Guidance page for details.  In addition, new SPDs are planned to provide further guidance and details of these can be found on the Latest News and consultation page.  

The diagram below shows the documents that make up the Local Plan for Nottingham City along with other related documents.


The previous Nottingham Local Plan (adopted November 2005) is now superseded by the policies by the Aligned Core Strategies (Local Plan Part 1) and the Land and Planning Policies Document (Local Plan Part 2).

The previous 'Saved' Local Plan policies contained detailed planning policies against which all planning applications were judged until the document was superceded.

It was accompanied by an adopted Proposals Map, which set out areas of protection and areas of land designated for particular land uses. The Plan and related documents are listed below for archive purposes only: