Consultation on planning policies

Mansfield District Council seeks the views of residents, business owners and stakeholders on the development of the Local Plan and other planning policy documents.

Current consultations

We are currently seeking your views on draft guidance that seeks to encourage developers to reduce the impacts of flooding as part of new schemes. The draft Sustainable Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (PDF document, opens in new window) will sit alongside the council's adopted Local Plan and provide developers with guidance regarding the best ways to deliver drainage that does not add to flooding problems. You can view the document and comment online by visiting our consultation portal (opens in new window). The guidance can also be viewed at the Civic Centre or at libraries within the district.

The guidance also sits alongside Severn Trent Water’s ‘Green Recovery Programme’ which is a £76 million project delivering solutions to help to protect communities from flooding.  

The guidance sets out how the provision of sustainable drainage can also help the environment through:

  • improving biodiversity
  • enhancing green spaces and public spaces
  • reducing water pollution and
  • helping to provide resilience and adaptation to climate change.

You can make comments on the draft SPD from 29 July to 12 September 2022. All comments received will be used to inform the final document that, upon adoption by Mansfield District Council will be a material consideration when determining planning applications.

Commenting on our consultations

All comments need to be made in writing. You can do this, and keep up to date with new consultation events, by using our Consultation portal (opens in new window).

For support, view our How to use our consultation portal video (opens in new window).

Comments can also be sent in by writing to:

Planning Policy Team
Mansfield District Council
Civic Centre
Chesterfield Road South
NG19 7BH

Or email us at

Any comments sent by post should reach the council by the end of the consultation period.

Please note that any comments you make may be made publicly available and your data will be processed in accordance with our privacy statement.

Social media

You can follow the council’s social media for more information on planning in Mansfield district.

Previous consultations

  • Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), ended 14 March 2022
  • Draft Mansfield Town Centre Masterplan, ended 23 December 2021
  • Draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), ended 26 July 2021
  • Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), ended 18 May 2020
  • Main Modifications to the Mansfield's Local Plan, ended 10 December 2019
  • Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Options Development Plan Document (DPD), ended 13 September 2019
  • SEA Screening Report and HRA Screening Report for the Warsop Neighbourhood Plan, ended 13 February 2019
  • Warsop Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan 2013-2033, ended November 2018
  • Mansfield District Local Plan - Publication Draft, ended 01 November 2018
  • Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document (DPD), ended August 2018
  • Local Plan Preferred Options 2013 - 2033, ended 10 November 2017
  • Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) Draft 2017, ended 13 June 2017
  • Gypsy and 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 and other planning policy documents. In doing this we need to ensure we follow the council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2022 (opens in new window) and the regulations governing the development plan process.

We are required by legislation to produce a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) every five years.