Infrastructure to support growth

The council has produced an Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) that identifies both existing infrastructure provision along with those new facilities required (including indicative costs and funding sources). This document along with the IDP Addendum can be viewed at:

Delivering Infrastructure

We are seeking to utilise a number of sources to fund the infrastructure required and in December 2011 were the first local authority in England and Wales to introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The funds obtained through CIL will be used to pay for strategic infrastructure in the district such as larger scale improvements to the highway network which are required because of the growth of the district up to 2026, and which cannot be attributed to the development of any one site, and contributions to a secondary school where the location of growth requires additional secondary school provision.

Full details about the CIL including the list of infrastructure which it will fund can be viewed at:

Other mechanisms that will be used to deliver infrastructure include:

  • Planning Obligations – these will be used to provide local infrastructure including open space, community facilities, education and health.  Development that meets defined thresholds will be required to meet the requirements of the Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) or any superseding SPD.
  • Nottinghamshire Local Transport Plan - this document sets out Nottinghamshire County Council’s local transport strategy from April 2011 to March 2026.  It details how transport improvements will be delivered in the county, and an implementation plan which sets out where investment will be prioritised to deliver the local transport strategy.
  • Infrastructure Providers

Working with Partners

We recognise the importance and benefits of working with our partners including Nottinghamshire County Council, Newark Business Club, and infrastructure providers to deliver new and improved infrastructure and services.  Recent examples where this approach has help yield success include:

  • Dualing of the A46 from Widmerpool  to the Farndon Roundabout near Newark;
  • Improvements to train services for Newark Northgate on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) which were introduced in May 2011

In addition we will continue to work with other organisations on a number of elements including:

  • The Southern Link Road around Newark which will help reduce traffic flows on routes within Newark that are currently congested, provide access to the strategic sites at land south of Newark and around Fernwood and provide an alternative route for east to west traffic;
  • The specification of the new franchise for the East Coast Main Line and any subsequent consultations on timetables for the route.  This will include working with other local authority partners along the route of the ECML;
  • Infrastructure and timetable improvements to services along the Lincoln – Newark – Nottingham rail corridor; 
  • Delivery of a new sports hub in Newark which will be the focus for sport and recreation in Newark and the surrounding area;
  • Improvements to the sewerage system in Newark; this is a £10.8m strategic investment by Severn Trent Water which will improve the water quality of the River Trent, alleviate flooding of properties, and deliver 7km of sewerage improvements; and
  • Newark Museum and National Civil War Centre

For further information please contact the district council’s infrastructure / S106 officer on 01636 65000 or e-mail

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