Adoption of the Mansfield Local Plan
On Tuesday 8 September 2020, Mansfield District Council resolved to adopt the Mansfield District Local Plan 2013-2033 at its meeting of Full Council.
The Mansfield Local Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination on 19 December 2018. The Inspector’s Report concluded that, with the recommended main modifications set out in the report, the Mansfield Local Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework.
The Local Plan replaces all the remaining saved policies of the 1998 Mansfield District Local Plan. The Mansfield District Local Plan 2013-2033 now forms part of the statutory development plan, which means that it has full weight in determining planning applications.
The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 remove, on a temporary basis, the requirements on local planning authorities to make certain documents available for inspection at premises and to provide hard copies on request. These temporary arrangements are needed as a result of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
During the preparation of the Local Plan the Council was required by law to carry out a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the plan as it developed. Both the SA and SEA requirements were met through a single integrated process (referred to as SA), the method and findings of which were described in a number of SA reports published alongside the different versions of the Local Plan during its development.