Local Plan review

Mansfield District Local Plan Review

The Government requires every Local Plan to be reviewed at least once every five years.  The current local plan was adopted in 2020 and is therefore being reviewed.

Maintaining an up-to-date plan supports growth, ensuring there is enough land for homes, jobs and the infrastructure necessary to support them. Having an up-to-date plan helps protect against speculative and unplanned development that might undermine sustainable and resilient communities.

The timetable for the review is set out in the Local Development Scheme (2023) which was adopted on 7 March 2023.

The council are now consulting on the first stage of the Local Plan review - the Mansfield District Local Plan Issues and Opportunities Report. Visit the consultation page for more information.

This page will be updated as work progresses on the Local Plan Review.

If you would like to be notified of forthcoming consultations on the Local Plan Review please sign up to our consultation portal so you can get involved. Visit our consultation page for more information. 

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation

At a Full Council meeting on 7 March 2023 a new Local Development Scheme was approved whereby a Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Development Plan Document will not be produced. 

The council remains committed to meeting its duty to assess, identify and plan for the district’s housing needs including those of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople and this issue will now be addressed within the forthcoming Local Plan review.

Previous work on a Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Development Plan Document, was delayed for various reasons including the impact of Covid 19 which prevented the council from being able to consult on the DPD in accordance with the then adopted Statement of Community Involvement.

Furthermore the evidence base has become out of date as the needs assessment was undertaken in 2017 and it is considered prudent to start the whole process again and undertake a new up-to-date needs assessment, with such forming part of the Local Plan review.

Therefore the council will start afresh and will in due course determine what the current need is. If a need is established through an updated evidence base, the council will then identify site(s) within the local plan to meet that need. The local plan review will go through various stages of public consultation and an Examination in Public by an independent planning inspector, as set out in the Local Development Scheme which was adopted on the 7 March 2023.