New Minerals Local Plan
The current adopted Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan is out of date and work is now underway to draft a replacement plan. The new Minerals Local Plan will cover the period 2016 to 2036 and will set out how much mineral we are likely to need, site specific allocations to meet identified demand and a range of planning policies against which future minerals development will be assessed.
The Issues and Options consultation is the first, but an important, stage in preparing the new Plan. The document will set out the key issues that are expected to arise over the plan period to 2036 and what reasonable options we think exist to meet them. A series of questions has been included in the consultation document to aid discussion.
It is important to note that the Issues and Options consultation document will not be considering or identifying new quarries. This process will be undertaken at a later stage in the Plan preparation process.
Any comments made on the Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan withdrawn in May 2017 cannot be taken into account as part of the preparation of the new Minerals Local Plan.
The 8 week consultation period is now open and runs from the 20 November 2017 to the 14 January 2018.
Sustainability Scoping report
Alongside the Issues and Options consultation, additional evidence gathering for the development of the Minerals Local Plan is being undertaken. A Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report detailing the scope and methodology of the Sustainability Appraisal, which will be an integral part of the Plan’s development, is also being consulted on between the 20 November 2017 and the 14 January 2018.
Online consultation system
The County Council is encouraging responses to be made via an interactive online consultation system. Comments submitted via email or letter will still be accepted subject to a name and email or address being provided, as we cannot accept anonymous comments.
Key contact points
Planning Policy Team
Nottinghamshire County Council