Plan Review

Through the Plan Review we are seeking to ensure that the allocations and policies in our core strategy and allocations and development management DPD continue to be appropriate, up-to-date and effective.

Public consultation number one

Amended Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD): options report

Public consultation now open until 5pm on 21 September 2021.

What is the consultation about?

The District Council is now consulting on the Amended Allocations and Development Management DPD.  The Options Report (PDF File, 9,757kb) is available for your comments for eight weeks from 27 July to 21 September 2021.

This report sets out the District Council’s preferred approach to a range of planning issues. In particular we are seeking your views on:

  • our ‘Affordable Housing Policy’
  • the approach towards future Gypsy and Traveller pitch provision including identifying potential land to meet this need
  • the ongoing suitability of land allocated for existing housing and employment
  • development management policies and other policy content.

The report also bring the DPD in line with changes to national planning policy and guidance since 2013. Once adopted, the Amended Allocations and Development Management DPD will replace the current Allocations and Development Management DPD adopted in 2013, and be used to help determine planning applications.

A video, shown below, explains more about this important document:

How can you comment?

You can make comments either:

Other useful information

A range of supporting documents are listed below which may be useful when considering the options report.

  1. Integrated Impact Assessment (PDF File, 2,595kb)Appendix 3 - relevant policies, plans and programmes (PDF File, 1,035kb) and Appendix 4 - baseline information (PDF File, 1,677kb)
  2. Habitats Regulations Assessment (to follow)
  3. District-wide housing needs assessment (PDF File, 4,740kb)
  4. Sub-area summaries (PDF File, 4,992kb)
  5. Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (Feb 2020) (PDF File, 2,029kb)
  6. Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (PDF File, 1,154kb) 'Appendices to follow'

Public consultation number two

Open space strategy consultation

Public consultation now open until 5pm on 21 September.

What is the consultation about?

The District Council has commissioned KKP to prepare a draft Open Space Strategy (PDF File, 8,814kb)(OSS) for the district. The District Council is now consulting on this document for a period of eight weeks from 27 July to 21 September 2021. Once finalised this strategy will enable us to:

  • enhance open space– to ensure that the best use is made of existing open space and are enhanced as and when appropriate
  • protect open space– to prevent the loss of open space sites where there is a shortfall in a particular open space typology
  • enable new open space– to ensure that new, good quality open spaces are planned for where they are needed by adopting aspirational quantity standards (higher than the recommended national good practice) to enable shortfalls in open space typologies to be identified and addressed

It will set out how (working in partnership) we will manage and improve existing open spaces across the district and identify the priority actions we’ll take forward. The document will also identify how the District Council will secure new open space.

How can you comment?

You can make comments either:

  • emailing
  • via a letter to Newark and Sherwood District Council - Planning Policy and Infrastructure, Growth and Regeneration, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BY.

Consultation events

The District Council is intending to hold some online consultation events during the consultation events for the two documents:

Virtual online meetings:

  • Tuesday 7 September (1pm - 3pm)
  • Thursday 9 September (7pm - 8:30pm)
  • Thursday 16 September (7pm - 8:30pm)

The deadline for registering interest in attending these online events has now passed. Should you wish to speak to an Officer about the two ongoing consultations then there is an additional in-person event being held on Newark Market.

Newark Market Place:

We will be holding an event at Newark Market on 15 September (9:30am - 12pm) where you can speak to officers face to face.

Private landowners - site submissions'

We are not proposing to make any new housing, employment or retail allocations through this review, but it is still possible to submit land for assessment and inclusion as part of the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment. This can be done by completing and returning the following form SHELAA site submission form [157kb]

The SHELAA contributes to an understanding of the potential availability of land in the district, and may be drawn on as part of future Development Plan work. We are particularly keen to hear if you have a brownfield site (i.e. one that has been developed already) as the government wants to implement new simplified planning rules on such sites. An up-to-date understanding of available sites will help us to focus on delivering the development the government is seeking. 

Should you own land that you think is suitable for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation - then it is also still possible to submit this for consideration as a potential site allocation by completing and returning the SHELAA site submission form [157kb]

Alternatively you can also make a submission through the email and postal addresses below, or by making contact with the Planning Policy & Infrastructure team on (01636) 650000.

Previous stages of the Plan Review

More information on the previous stages of the Plan Review is available on our website