Residents, organisations and businesses are being asked to have their say on the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan to help shape future planning for the area.
Councils are required to set out strategic policies to address local priorities for development.
Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe Borough Councils along with Nottingham City Council are developing a joint Strategic Plan, which sets out the policies, which will help guide future development across their combined areas.
The plan looks at how Greater Nottingham’s longer-term development needs can be met up to 2038 supported by more detailed policies which will be developed in each council’s own individual Local Plan.
Being able to plan for future development needs such as housing and growth is important to the prosperity of local people. Planning for development will also provide a vital stimulus to the local economy, which will help the area recover from the impact of Covid 19, by encouraging investment, which helps to create jobs and supply chain business.
Once approved, the document, along with other planning policies, can be used for guidance by developers and planners as part of the planning process.
The Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan aims to:
· Have the right number and types of new homes, which are built in the right places and meet the needs of our local population and diverse communities;
· Create vibrant and viable city and town centres, which are sustainable and are places where people want to live and work;
· Provide the right conditions for economic development which generates new jobs and economic growth, and to enable strong, safe and healthier communities.
The Strategic Plan will also consider other planning issues such as climate change and how the plan can help achieve each council’s ambition to become carbon neutral.
Approval of the Strategic Plan is a matter for each Council and the Growth Options document will first be in the public domain as part of the agenda for Gedling Borough Council’s Cabinet meeting on 2nd July. The consultation, once approved, will last for ten weeks starting on 6th July and ending on 14th September 2020
Councillor Tony Harper, Chair of the Greater Nottingham Joint Planning Advisory Board, said: “The Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan will help us plan for a better future, recover quicker from the current Covid 19 crisis, and contribute to progress on making Greater Nottingham a great place to live and work, to visit or do business in.
“We welcome views from residents, organisations and businesses, and encourage anyone who would like to help shape how we plan for our future development to have their say on the plans which are available to view online.”
Once the consultation has closed, comments will be considered and a summary of responses made available along with the councils’ response. A draft Strategic Plan will be published next year when there will be a further opportunity to comment.
Subject to approval by the Councils, there will be an opportunity to have your say on the Strategic Plan. Full details can be found at www.gnplan.org.uk