District Council plans for future development is now open for comment

Posted on: Monday, November 14, 2022

On 24 October, Newark and Sherwood District Council published its proposals on how it will plan for future development, including how it intends to provide additional homes for its Gypsy and Traveller community.  The proposals are outlined in its Allocations and Development Management Development Plan Document (DPD) which has been extensively informed by data gathering and public consultation over the last five years.

Prior to submission to the Secretary of State for consideration in March 2023, the DPD and its supporting material are available for public inspection on the District Council’s website (https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/aadm-representation/), at Castle House, Great North Road, Newark and at libraries across Newark and Sherwood.  This will give any individual or group of individuals the opportunity to ‘make a representation’ stating whether they support or object to the DPD. This will then be considered by the Independent Planning Inspector. Those who have previously expressed an interest in the DPD will be contacted directly by the District Council.

The seven-week period seeking representation will commence on Monday 14 November 2022 and end at 5pm on Friday 30 December 2022. A representation form and guide to submitting a representation are available on the Council’s website, at Castle House and at libraries across the district.  

John Robinson, Chief Executive of Newark and Sherwood Council, said: “Planning to meet the housing needs of our local population is one of our most important responsibilities. We have followed a very rigorous process to get to this point, including a number of public consultations, and we are now entering the final stage in which individuals and organisations can formally set out their views on the plan which is called ‘making a representation’.”

“This plan, if approved, will provide us with the planning policies we need to deliver sustainable development as well as confirming the allocation of land to meet the housing needs of all our residents in the future, so it is critically important for us.”

A link to the District Council’s plan outlining their proposals and a full list of venues where the documents are available for public inspection is available at https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/aadm-representation/