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Mansfield District Local Plan 2013 to 2033

Consultation

Local Development Scheme

Local Plan Scoping Report

Local Plan Consultation Draft

Local Plan Preferred Options 

Sustainability appraisal (SA)

Habitats regulations assessment (HRA)

Previous work and next steps

Background reports and evidence base

 

Consultation

We are preparing a new local plan to provide an up-to-date strategy to deliver new homes, employment, commercial and community facilities in the area whilst protecting the historic and natural environment. The new local plan, when adopted, will replace the current Mansfield District Local Plan 1998 and will remain in place until 2033.

We ask for views of residents, business owners and stakeholders throughout the preparation of the local plan.

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Local Development Scheme

The pdf icon Local Development Scheme 2017 [356kb] sets out the programme for the preparation of the local plan and related documents. It includes information about what each document will cover. The new LDS was adopted on 26 September 2017 and will be kept as a live document, 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.

Local Plan Consultation Draft

The pdf icon Local Plan Consultation Draft [14Mb] report built on previous consultation exercises (see Previous work and next steps) and informs the final version of the local plan. It was available for public consultation between 11 January and 22 February 2016, and 3 August and 14 September 2016 under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. We have worked through all the responses that we received and we will be producing a consultation statement, this will provide a summary of all the issues raised and the council's response. We have produced an pdf icon Interim Consultation Statement 2017 [4Mb] to accompany the Revised Preferred Options and Sites Consultation. To ensure you are kept up to date on the next stages of the plan, please visit consultation on planning policies for information.

Local Plan Preferred Options

We have consulted on the pdf icon Preferred Options Consultation Document 2013 - 2033 [25Mb] which was from 2 October 2017 and 10 November 2017. This set out a revised vision of how the council would like the district to look in 2033. The revised objectives help to deliver the vision and guide the selection of the preferred residential and employment sites to meet the districts housing and employment requirements for the plan period.

A pdf icon Summary document [1Mb] was prepared setting out the key highlights of the Preferred Options consultation document 2017.

This consultation was supported by the pdf icon Site Selection Technical Paper 2017 [20Mb] and the pdf icon Mansfield Sustainability Apprisal Interim SA Report August 2017 [1Mb] which took into account all reasonable alternatives relating to the sites, as well as the Preferred Sites set out within the Preferred Options consultation document. 

There were several documents out to consultation with this report that have helped us to reach the Preferred Options which may be of interest to you:

pdf icon Interim Habitats Regulation Assessment 2017 [332kb]

pdf icon Employment Technical Paper 2017 [1Mb]

pdf icon Housing Technical Paper 2017 [4Mb]

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

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.

pdf icon Habitats Regulations Assessment - Likely significant effects screening report [8Mb]

Previous work and next steps

Previous work on the local plan includes:

Following the consultation period on the Local Plan Preferred Options we will review all the comments before finalising a Publication Draft Local Plan for further consultation.

Then, a Submission 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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Background reports and evidence base

The local plan must be based on a robust evidence in order for it to be considered sound. A number of reports and studies have been produced and can be viewed on the Evidence to support the Local Plan page.

 



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