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New Local Plan

Local Development scheme

Local Plan Scoping Report

Local Plan Consultation draft

Sustainability appraisal

Habitats regulations assessment

Background reports and evidence base


Previous work and next steps

We are preparing a new Local Plan to provide an up-to-date strategy to deliver new homes, employment, commercial and community facilities. It will also ensure the protection of the historic and natural environment. The new Local Plan will, when adopted, replace the current Mansfield District Local Plan 1998 and be in place until 2033.

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) was adopted on the 10th April 2017. This document sets out the program for the preparation of the Local Plan and related documents. It includes information about the content of each document and what they will cover. The new LDS will be kept as a live document and will be updated with more specific information as work progresses.

Local Plan Scoping Report

The pdf icon Local Plan Scoping Report [4Mb] set out what we thought the Local Plan should include. The pdf icon The Scoping Report - Statement of Consultation [1Mb] provides a summary of what you said and how we took your comments on board in the preparation of the Local Plan Consultation Draft.

pdf icon Local Plan Scoping Report [4Mb]

Local Plan Consultation Draft

**Consultation on the Local Plan Consultation Draft and supporting evidence base documents has concluded, and comments are currently being considered.

The pdf icon Local Plan Consultation Draft [14Mb] report builds on previous consultation exercises and informs the final version of the Local Plan. It is a consultation document that identifies all the land that will need to be built on to meet the district's requirements up to 2033, and sets out policies that make sure development is sustainable and well managed. This document was available for public consultation 11 January - 22 February 2016 and 3 August - 14 September 2016 under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. We are currently working through all the responses that we received during the consultation periods and will be producing a consultation statement which will provide a summary of all the issues raised and the council's response. This will appear here in due course. To ensure you are kept up to date on the next stages of the plan, please visit consultation on planning policies for information.

Sustainability Appraisal (SA)

The Local Plan has to be accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal report. Sustainability appraisal is an ongoing process undertaken throughout the preparation of a plan or strategy. Its purpose is to assess how well the emerging policies or proposals will achieve environmental, social and economic objectives.

Documents produced so far are:

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

Habitat Regulation Assessment is required under European law to ensure planned development does not negatively affect areas that contain protected species and habitats of European importance.

There are currently no areas within Mansfield but we have to make sure development has no impact upon the Birklands and Bilhaugh Special Area for Conservation (SAC), which is located just outside of the district.

Background reports and evidence base

The policies and proposals of the Local Plan must be based on a robust and credible evidence base in order for them to be considered sound. A number of reports and studies have been produced by us, consultants and other bodies for this evidence to be provided.


We seek the views of residents, business owners and stakeholders on a range of planning-related topics. Please visit consultation on planning policies for information on how to get involved.

Previous work and next steps

Previous work on the Local Plan includes:

Following the consultation period on the Local Plan Consultation Draft we will review all the comments before publishing a draft Local Plan for further consultation.

The draft Local Plan and all comments received will then be submitted to the Secretary of State who will appoint an Inspector to carry out an independent exmination of the proposed Local Plan.

After we receive the Inspector's report we will be able to adopt the Local Plan. That document will become the statutory planning document (development plan) for the district and be used to guide decisions on planning applications and support our proposals for investment and regeneration.

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