Previous stages of plan review

At first the Plan Review was progressed together. However the review of the core strategy was progressed ahead of work on the allocations and development management DPD. The core strategy element of the review has been completed and the amended core strategy was adopted by Full Council at a meeting held on 7 March 2019.

Allocations and development management DPD – Issues paper (July to August 2019)

Following the adoption of the amended core strategy the remaining elements of the Plan Review (made up of the policies in the allocations and development management DPD) are now being progressed along with a new strategy and allocations to meet the future housing need of gypsy and travellers in the district. The first stage of this was the consultation on an issues paper and its supporting documents which were available for comment between 8 July and 19 August 2019.  

We also made a call for sites for gypsy and traveller pitches.

Work is currently progressing on the production of an options report for consultation this summer. If you have any queries about the Plan Review please contact the Planning Policy team by calling 01636 650000 or by emailing

Preferred approach consultation

Having reviewed the comments received on the issues paper and brought together the necessary evidence base we consulted on our preferred approach to the Plan Review with three papers:

The Preferred Approach - Strategy consultation (29 July to 23 September 2016) set out our preferred approach to new development targets, based on the latest evidence, a refined spatial strategy (such as where future development should be located), new affordable housing policies and a range of other minor changes to current planning policy.

The Preferred Approach – Sites and Settlements consultation (12 January to 24 February 2017) set out our preferred approach to future development in various settlements across the district and for the sites necessary to deliver planned growth.
The Preferred Approach – Town Centre and Retail consultation (12 January to 24 February 2017) identified retail and other main town centre uses over the plan period, along with the review of existing and production of new planning policy covering these topics.

Issues paper consultation (5 October to 16 November 2015)

The issues paper was the first consultation stage of the plan review. The paper set out the scope of our review, the issues we had identified as important and potential approaches to addressing them. You can view the paper, its statement of consultation, and the comments received below.

Issues Paper (PDF File, 884kb)

Issues Paper - Statement of Consultation (PDF File, 438kb)

Issues Paper Comments (PDF File, 628kb)

Integrated impact assessment

An integral part of the plan review process will be its integrated impact assessment (IIA). This process will fulfil the statutory requirements to carry out a sustainability appraisal (SA) and a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as well as an equalities impact assessment (EqIA). While there is no statutory obligation to undertake a health impact assessment (HIA), this is a recognised process for considering the health impacts of plans and is widely seen as best practice. It is therefore intended that the IIA incorporate a HIA.       

The first stage in the process has been the production of the IIA scoping report, which identifies relevant plans, policies and programmes, sets out the baseline social, environmental, economic, equalities and health characteristics of the district and draws from this to define a framework with which to undertake the integrated impact assessment of the plan review moving forwards.

The Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report (PDF File, 3,716kb) was published for consultation alongside the issues paper and this has resulted in a Post consultation IIA Scoping Report (PDF File, 4,316kb) being produced. This has been used to inform the production of the preferred approach stage.

Supporting documents

Most of the documents that support the Plan Review are available to view on the amended core strategy examination library webpage. However the following documents relate specifically to the review of the allocations and development management DPD:

Tolney Lane flood alleviation options appraisal

Tolney Lane Flood Alleviation Options Appraisal Main Report

Tolney Lane Flood Alleviation Options Appraisal - Appendices

Open break review

Open Break Assessment Report 2019 (PDF File, 2,481kb)

Open Break Assessment Appendices 2019 (PDF File, 15,270kb)

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Strategic Housing & Employment Availability Assessment (2017) (PDF File, 1,048kb)

Please note that the additional sites in the SHELAA Addendum 2017 are in Bilsthorpe, Collingham and South Scarle: Strategic Housing & Employment Availability Assessment - Addendum (2017) (PDF File, 434kb)(See Figure 1 for a plan showing the sub areas)

Newark and Rural South Sub-Area (1) Assessments (PDF File, 8,813kb)

Collingham Sub-Area (2) Assessments (PDF File, 777kb)

Rural North Sub-Area (3) Assessments (PDF File, 541kb)

Mansfield Fringe Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 4,356kb)

Nottingham Fringe Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 888kb)

Sherwood Area Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 4,688kb)

Southwell Area Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 1,575kb)

Public consultation number one

Amended Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD): options report

Public consultation now closed.

What is the consultation about?

The District Council is now consulting on the Amended Allocations and Development Management DPD.  The Options Report (PDF File, 9,757kb) is available for your comments for eight weeks from 27 July to 21 September 2021.

This report sets out the District Council’s preferred approach to a range of planning issues. In particular we are seeking your views on:

  • our ‘Affordable Housing Policy’
  • the approach towards future Gypsy and Traveller pitch provision including identifying potential land to meet this need
  • the ongoing suitability of land allocated for existing housing and employment
  • development management policies and other policy content.

The report also bring the DPD in line with changes to national planning policy and guidance since 2013. Once adopted, the Amended Allocations and Development Management DPD will replace the current Allocations and Development Management DPD adopted in 2013, and be used to help determine planning applications.