The County Council deal with planning applications for schools, libraries, roads, quarries and more.
Planning applications for housing, industrial and commercial development are dealt with by the local district council, or by Nottingham City Council.
Our role in planning
The County Council is involved, along with partners across the region, in many aspects of planning. These include spatial (or land use) planning, minerals and waste planning and dealing with plans for County Council development.
Other parts of the County Council have an interest in planning matters, and districts councils play an important role.
We are concerned with sub-regional planning in the Three Cities sub-area and the Northern sub-area. We work with Nottingham City Council and district councils to support their development plans, known as Local Development Frameworks (LDFs).
We produce Minerals and Waste LDFs and administers some planning applications, such as those for schools. We also work to obtain financial contributions from development which are needed to help provide infrastructure such as schools, transport improvements and other community facilities.
Nottinghamshire Local Wildlife Site Handbook
The Nottinghamshire Ecological and Geological Data Partnership, of which Nottinghamshire County Council is a member, is currently seeking comments on a "Nottinghamshire Local Wildlife Site Handbook".
This Handbook sets out the processes and criteria which will be used to designated Local Wildlife Sites in Nottinghamshire - these are sites which do not receive any legal protection, but are of county-level importance for their wildlife and are of particular relevance within the planning system.
The first two parts of the document are now available to view on the Nottingham City Council website and the consultation is open until 31 October 2013. Anyone with an interest in wildlife or the planning system is encouraged to comment, and responses can be emailed to NBGRCG@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.
Onshore oil and gas (including 'fracking')
The County Council has prepared an onshore oil and gas frequently asked questions document [PDF] to address some queries associated with conventional and unconventional oil and gas in Nottinghamshire, including 'fracking'.
A series of documents regarding shale gas and hydraulic fracturing have also be produced by DECC.