New Minerals Local Plan

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The current adopted Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan is out of date and work is underway to draft a replacement plan.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 public consultation on the Publication Version document. This document sets out the County Councils final approach to future minerals development in Nottinghamshire up to 2036.

The public consultation will run from Friday August 30th and close at 16.30 Friday 11th October 2019.

Minerals Local Plan Publication Version

This is a formal consultation stage and therefore all responses will need to focus on whether the plan is legally compliant and considered sound.

As a result, representations need to focus on:

Is the plan legally compliant? Issues to consider before making a representation on legal compliance include:

  • Has the Local Plan followed the key stages as set out in the authorities Local Development Scheme;
  • Is the Local Plan in general accordance with the authorities Statement of Community Involvement;
  • Has the authority prepared a Sustainability Appraisal.
  • The plan should comply with all other relevant requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended. 

Is the plan considered ‘sound’ namely that it is:

  • Positively prepared – providing a strategy which, as a minimum seeks to meet the areas objectively assessed needs, and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring authorities is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development;
  • Justified – the plan should be an appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence;
  • Effective – deliverable over its period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground; and
  • Consistent with national policy – enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the NPPF.

A detailed guidance note[PDF] and standard representation form [PDF] representation form [Word] is available.

We would encourage you to submit your representations online via our interactive consultation system as this will allow you to add representations to specific sections of the plan and in the correct format. However electronic or paper submissions will be accepted if they are submitted in the correct format.  

Once the public consultation has closed in October, all representations will be processed and then 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.

Key contact points

You can contact us at planning.policy@nottscc.gov.uk

Alternatively via post at:

Planning Policy Team 
Place Department 
Nottinghamshire County Council 
County Hall 
West Bridgford
Nottingham 
NG2 7QP

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