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.
On the 20 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government laid before Parliament a statutory instrument to revoke the Regional Strategy for the East Midlands.
This came into force on the 12 April 2013, the Regional Plan will no longer form part of the Devlopment Plan.