Plan Review

Update - 1st September 2020

As a result of the measures introduced to tackle Covid-19 the work on the review of the Allocations & Development Management DPD has been delayed. The Local Development Scheme will be updated, and a new programme made available once we are in a position to do so. Should you have any queries then please direct these to

The finalised Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (Feb 2020) (PDF File, 2,029kb) has now been received, and its findings are being considered at the Economic Development Committee meeting on the 9th September 2020. Through the assessment pitch requirements have been recommended to cover the period 2013-33.

Amended Allocations & Development Management DPD - Issues Paper (8th July - 19th August 2019)

Following the Adoption of the Amended Core Strategy (see below), the remaining elements of the Plan Review (made up of the allocations and Development Management policies in the Allocations & Development Management DPD) will now need to be progressed; along with a new strategy and allocations to meet the future housing need of Gypsy and Travellers in the District.

The Issues Paper and its supporting documents are available for comment between 8th July - 19th August 2019. Any comments on the paper should be received by 5pm on the final day of the consultation period. 

Comments can be made online, by completing and returning a comments form by email to or via post to Newark & Sherwood District Council - Planning Policy Business Unit, Growth & Regeneration, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BY.

Comments Form [301kb]

Postal Comments Form [304kb]

We are intending to follow the Issues Paper consultation with further consultation on proposed detailed changes in October and November this year. If you have any queries about the consultation please contact the Planning Policy team by telephone (01636) 650000 or by email at

Gypsy and Traveller Call for Sites

It should be noted that as part of updating the general housing and employment section of the Allocations & Development Management DPD we are not intending to identify any new allocations, other than that for gypsy and traveller accommodation. However should you wish to submit land for consideration for gypsy and traveller use then this can be done through completing and returning the Site Submission Form [297kb]. If you have previously submitted a site then it is not necessary to do so again. The Council would also discourage the submission of land which has been the subject of a recent dismissal at appeal.

Whilst we are not proposing the making of new housing, employment or retail allocations through this review it is still possible to submit land for assessment and inclusion as part of the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment. This 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. 

SHELAA Site Submission Form [296kb]

Amended Core Strategy DPD (Adopted March 2019)

Following the 'preferred approach stage' it became necessary to uncouple the Plan Review, and so the review of the Core Strategy was progressed ahead of that of the Allocations & Development Management DPD. Representations were sought on the Publication Amended Core Strategy between July and September 2017, with the DPD being submitted to the Secretary of State at the end of that month. Following completion of the examination hearings in February 2018 a period of consultation on the modifications necessary to make the Plan sound was carried out between August and September 2018. Subsequently the Amended Core Strategy was adopted by Full Council at the meeting held on the 7th March 2019.

More detail on the production of the Amended Core Strategy and its examination can be found on the Amended CS DPD - examination webpage.

Preferred Approach -  'Sites and Settlements' and 'Town Centres and Retail' (12 January - 24 February 2017)

Following consultation on the first part of the Preferred Approach stage, concerning 'strategy', we consulted on the remaining elements through the- 'Preferred Approach Sites and Settlements' and 'Preferred Approach - Town Centres and Retail' papers between January and February 2017.

The Settlements and Sites paper set out our preferred approach to future development in various settlements across the district and for the sites necessary to deliver planned growth.

The Town Centres and Retail paper detailed the proposed approach to identifying and meeting the need for retail and other main town centre uses over the plan period, along with the review of existing and production of new planning policy covering these topics. The consultation papers and their supporting documentation can be viewed below.

Supporting Documents:

Integrated Impact Assessment - Preferred Approach (July 2017) (PDF File, 892kb)

Integrated Impact Assessment - Preferred Approach - Appendix 4 (July 2017) (PDF File, 657kb)

Integrated Impact Assessment - Preferred Approach - Appendix 5 (July 2017) (PDF File, 1,211kb)

Draft Integrated Impact Assessment - Preferred Approach (January 2017) (PDF File, 1,050kb)

Draft Integrated Impact Assessment - Preferred Approach (Jan 2017) - Appendix 4 (PDF File, 738kb)

Draft Integrated Impact Assessment - Preferred Approach (Jan 2017) - Appendix 5 (PDF File, 1,230kb)

Habitats Regulations Assessment - Appropriate Assessments (PDF File, 1,573kb)

Habitats Regulations Assessment - Screening Report (PDF File, 1,619kb)

Habitats Regulations Assessment - Rescreening (PDF File, 1,728kb)

Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan (PDF File, 13,662kb)

Town Centre & Retail Study (Main Text) (PDF File, 3,140kb)

Town Centre & Retail Study (Appendices) (PDF File, 8,026kb)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update

Water Cycle Study Update (PDF File, 4,862kb)

Strategic Housing & Employment Land Availability Assessment:

Strategic Housing & Employment Availability Assessment (2017) (PDF File, 1,048kb)

Please note that the additional sites in the SHELAA Addendum 2017 are in Bilsthorpe, Collingham and South Scarle:

Strategic Housing & Employment Availability Assessment - Addendum (2017) (PDF File, 434kb)

(See Figure 1 in the Main Text above for a plan showing the Sub-areas)

Newark and Rural South Sub-Area (1) Assessments (PDF File, 8,813kb)

Collingham Sub-Area (2) Assessments (PDF File, 777kb)

Rural North Sub-Area (3) Assessments (PDF File, 541kb)

Mansfield Fringe Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 4,356kb)

Nottingham Fringe Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 888kb)

Sherwood Area Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 4,688kb)

Southwell Area Sub-area Assessments (PDF File, 1,575kb)

Preferred Approach - 'Strategy' Consultation (29th July - 23rd September 2016)

Having reviewed the comments received on the Issues Paper and brought together the necessary evidence base we consulted on the first part of the 'Preferred Approach' stage in summer / autumn 2016.

The 'Preferred Approach to Strategy' set out our preferred approach to new development targets, based on the latest evidence, a refined spatial strategy (i.e. where future development should be located), new affordable housing policies and a range of other minor changes to current planning policy.

The consultation document and its supporting documents can be viewed through the links below.

Supporting Documents:

Draft Integrated Impact Assessment - Preferred Approach Strategy (PDF File, 3,418kb)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment Addendum (PDF File, 249kb)

Employment Land Feasibility Study (PDF File, 7,022kb)

Housing Market and Needs Assessment (PDF File, 4,041kb)

Housing Market Needs Sub Area Report (PDF File, 713kb)

Affordable Housing Viability Considerations (PDF File, 281kb)

Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment (June 2016) (PDF File, 660kb)

Planning Advisory Service Core Strategy Review (PDF File, 117kb)

Issues Paper (5 October to 16 November 2015)

As detailed above the Issues Paper was the first consultation stage of the plan review. The paper set out the scope of our review, the issues we had identified as important and potential approaches to addressing them. You can view the paper, its statement of consultation, the comments received and the supporting documents specific to this stage of the Plan Review below.

Issues Paper (PDF File, 884kb) 

Issues Paper - Statement of Consultation (PDF File, 438kb)

Issues Paper Comments (PDF File, 628kb)

Supporting Documents specific to the Issues Paper:

Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment (2015) (PDF File, 642kb)

Integrated Impact Assessment

An integral part of the plan review process will be its 'Integrated Impact Assessment' (IIA). This process will fulfil the statutory requirements to carry out a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as well as an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA). While there is no statutory obligation to undertake a Health Impact Assessment (HIA), this is a recognised process for considering the health impacts of plans and is widely seen as best practice. It is therefore intended that the IIA incorporate a HIA.       

The first stage in the process has been the production of the IIA Scoping Report which identifies relevant plans, policies and programmes, sets out the baseline social, environmental, economic, equalities and health characteristics of the District and draws from this to define a framework with which to undertake the integrated impact assessment of the plan review moving forwards.

The Integrated Impact Assessment Scoping Report (PDF File, 3,716kb) was published for consultation alongside the Issues Paper and this has resulted in an Post consultation IIA Scoping Report (PDF File, 4,316kb) being produced. This has been used to inform the production of the Preferred Approach stage. The Preferred Approach IIA is available to view in the Preferred Approach section of this webpage.

Current Status

Revised Local Development Scheme being prepared, addressing delays to Plan Review programme.

Final Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment received.

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (Feb 2020) (PDF File, 2,029kb)

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