New Minerals Local Plan

The current adopted Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan is out of date and work is underway to draft a replacement plan.

The new Minerals Local Plan will cover the period to 2036. It 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 next stage in the preparation of the new Minerals Local Plan will be the public consultation on the Publication Version document. This document will set out the County Councils final approach to future minerals development in Nottinghamshire up to 2036. This is a formal stage and therefore all responses will need to focus on whether the plan is legally compliant and considered ‘sound’.

The publication document will be considered at the Communities and Place Committee on the 6 June, before then going to Full Council on 11 July to seek approval to go out to public consultation. If approval is given, public consultation will commence on the 30 of August 2019 for a period of six weeks until the 11 October.

Further details relating to the tests of soundness against which responses need to be made, will be published on this page over the summer period before the public consultation begins.

Minerals Local Plan Publication Version.

Representations can be made online by visiting our interactive consultation system. Please note this will not open until 30 August 2019.

Once the public consultation has closed in October, all representations along with the Minerals Local Plan and supporting documents will be submitted to the Secretary of State in advance of an Independent Examination taking place. It is expected that the Independent Examination will take place in spring/summer 2020.

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Planning Policy Team 
Place Department 
Nottinghamshire County Council 
County Hall 
West Bridgford

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