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Set out below are details of Local Plan consultations including consultations on other related Local Plan documents.

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 are available on the Infrastructure Funding Statement page

Infrastructure Funding Statement

In July 2020, Broxtowe Borough, Gedling Borough, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe Borough Councils carried out a public consultation on the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan-Growth Options document.

There has been a technical issue with some comments sent by email which were blocked by security software and not received. This issue only relates to comments sent to the email address. Comments submitted directly online using our consultation system or sent by post were not affected.

The technical issue has now been resolved but in order to ensure that we receive all comments on the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan-Growth Options document, the consultation period is being extended for an additional 6 weeks. The deadline for comments is Wednesday 24th March 2021.

Further information can be found at

The document will help plan for future development for Greater Nottingham's needs such as housing and growth is important to the prosperity of local people. Planning for development will also provide a vital stimulus to the local economy, which will help the area recover from the impact of Covid 19, by encouraging investment, which helps to create jobs and supply chain business.

The Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan aims to:

  • Have the right number and types of new homes, which are built in the right places and meet the needs of our local population and diverse communities;
  • Create vibrant and viable city and town centres, which are sustainable and are places where people want to live and work;
  • Provide the right conditions for economic development which generates new jobs and economic growth, and to enable strong, safe and healthier communities.

The Strategic Plan will also consider other planning issues such as climate change and how the plan can help achieve each council’s ambition to become carbon neutral.



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.



This consultation is now closed. Nottingham City Council consulted on the Draft Affordable Housing Contributions arising from Student Accommodation SPD in accordance with Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 between 27 May until 5pm on 5 August 2020. 

Full details of this consultation can be found on the

Affordable Housing Contributions arising from PBSA SPD web page.


This consultation is now closed. Nottingham City Council consulted on the Draft Education Contributions from Residential Development SPD in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 between Wednesday 25 March until 5pm on Wednesday 3rd June 2020.

Further details can be found on the

Draft Education Contributions from Residential Development SPD web page


A draft Broadmarsh West Masterplan and a draft Development Brief for the Central College site on Maid Marian Way has been developed by the City Council, which sets out the vision and framework for any future development in the Broadmarsh area. These documents will help inform and guide developers as and when new development opportunities come forward. To view the draft guidance documents along with details of how to make comments please visit

Broadmarsh West consultation web page


The latest 2019 AMR was published recently and covers the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

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.

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.

A replacement student concentration map (appendix 3) and tables for appendix 4 and 5 are provided. The three appendices in the current AMR are therefore superseded by the tables in this document.

A copy of the document can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Appendix 5, 6 and 7 of the AMR 2019 related to student information 


Nottingham County Council Waste Local Plan Review pages

An Issues and Option of the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Local Plan was consulted on from 27 February to 7 May 2020.  Consultation comments are now being considered by both of the Councils.

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council as Waste Planning Authorities have a legal duty to maintain an up-to-date Waste Local Plan, which provides planning guidelines 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 serious housing and economic growth across the plan area. We are inviting people to consider what kind of guidelines 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.

Full details can be found by clicking the button below.

Nottingham County Council Waste Local Plan Review pages



Following receipt of the Inspector's report which she found the document to be legally compliant and sound, the LAPP was adopted by the Council on 13th January 2020 (see committee papers).  Archive information about the examination can be found by clicking the button below 

Examination Web page


The Council has recently adopted 3 SPDs.

Additionally, in response to the 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19), the council has produced an Interim Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). In order to abide 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.



  • All adopted SPD documents are available by clicking the button below

Adopted Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance


The Council is preparing a number of SPDs to supplement planning policy in the adopted Local Plan.  Details of consultation on these documents will be provided here in due course. 

An SPD on Education Contributions from new residential development is currently being consulted upon.  Full details can be found by clicking the button below.

Draft Education Contributions from Residential Development SPD web page

What are Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

SPDs are documents which add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues. SPDs are capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the statutory development plan.


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