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Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)


Mansfield District Council seeks the views of residents, business owners and stakeholders on the development of the local plan.


Current consultations

Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document (DPD) Consultation

The public consultation on the Gypsy and Traveller DPD, and the associated Sustainability Appraisal (SA), are now live. An independent Sustainability Appraisal (SA) has been commissioned to support this DPD, and will be available to view via the consultation portal. The consultation will run for 8 weeks from Monday 2 July until 5pm Monday 27 August 2018.

This is the first formal stage in the planning process (known as Regulation 18 consultation). The consultation includes a number of questions which you are invited to answer. The intention of this consultation is to inform statutory consultees, the public and relevant organisations of our intention to produce a DPD; the progress made so far and to consider what the DPD ought to contain. 

In addition, we are formally inviting the submission of potential sites and supporting information as part of a 'call for sites' to meet the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community.

After the closing date to this consultation, we will collate and review all of the comments received which will then inform the next stage of the plan. Any sites put forward as part of the 'call for sites' will be considered if they are suitable and available against the agreed criteria.

The responses received as part of this consultation will be taken into account in the next stage of plan preparation. In early 2019 we intend to publish our preferred options (as an additional regulation 18 consultation). The next stage is the production of the Draft Submission version of the DPD.

For more information please go to the Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD) page.


Commenting on our consultations

You can comment on our consultation events and keep up to date with new consultation events by using our Consultation portal.

Watch this video for help on How to use our consultation portal

Comments can also be sent in by writing to:

Planning Policy Team
Mansfield District Council
Civic Centre
Chesterfield Road South

Or email


Social media

You can follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with local plan news.

You can also like the official Facebook page for the planning policy team to stay up-to-date with the future plans for your town.


Previous consultations

  • Local Plan Preferred Options 2013 - 2033, ended 10 November 2017

  • Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) Draft 2017, ended 13 June 2017

  • Gypsy & Traveller Land Availability Assessment (G&T) - Call for sites, ended 05 April 2017

  • Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) - Site submission form, ended 31 December 2016

  • Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) - Draft Methodology, ended 31 December 2016

  • Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report, ended 14 September 2016

  • Habitats Regulations Assessment, ended 14 September 2016

  • Mansfield District Local Plan - Consultation Draft - Summer 2016, ended 14 September 2016

  • Mansfield District Local Plan - Consultation Draft, ended 22 February 2016

  • Mansfield District Local Plan - Scoping Report, ended 14 July 2015

  • Approach to Duty to Cooperate (DtC), ended 20 March 2015

  • Playing Pitch Strategy Scoping Report, ended 23 February 2015


Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

It is important that we engage with the community throughout the preparation of the local plan. In doing this we need to ensure we follow the council's pdf icon Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2017 [223kb] and the regulations governing the development plan process.

pdf icon Consultation Statement June 2017 [2Mb]

Page last updated: 5 July 2018

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