Planning Policy FAQ
What is the Local Plan?
To find details of what a Local Plan is, visit the Mansfield District Local Plan 2011 - 2031 page.
How do I get involved in the Local Plan preparation process?
To be added to the Local Plan Consultation Database please contact us on the phone number above, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at Planning Policy Group, Mansfield District Council, Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 7BH, and we will add your details to the database.
What is the timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan?
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) provides a timetable, the existing LDS is under review and will be replaced in the coming months.
What is the Development Plan?
The development plan is the document that planning decisions should be made in accordance with unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Currently it is the Saved Policies of the Mansfield District Local Plan (adopted 1998) (visit Mansfield District Local Plan 1998 for more information).
When the emerging Local Plan is adopted by the Council (following an Examination in Public by a Planning Inspector) this will replace the Saved Policies of the 1998 plan.
Do you provide Planning Guidance on specific subjects/sites?
Yes, the Council produce a number of Interim Planning Guidance documents (IPG's). Currently IPG's have been produced on the following subjects:
- Community Safety by Design
- Extensions to Dwellings
- Recreation Provision
- Shopfront Design and Security
- Hermitage Mill
- Stockwell Gate North
- Affordable Housing
- Former Mansfield Brewery
- Stockwell Gate South
- Parking Standards for New Development (Draft)
- Green Infrastructure
- Raising Design Quality: New Residential Development (Draft)
You can download these documents from the Interim Planning Guidance (IPGs) page.
Can you provide details of Employment, Housing and Retail Developments?
We produce an range of monitoring documents. Please go to the Reports and Information page.