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Consultation continues for new housing target

People across Mansfield are being reminded to have their say on how many new homes should be built across the District over the next 20 years.

A consultation, which ends on 31 January, asks people to choose one of four options they think is right for the District as a target for the number of homes to be built in the coming years. There is also an opportunity as part of this consultation to put forward an alternative suggestion.

Mansfield District Council's planning officers will be setting up information stands and will be available to answer any questions on the long term dwelling requirements consultation on the following dates:

  • Thursday 19 January, 8.30am to 12noon at Market Warsop (Warsop Market).
  • Tuesday 24 January and Friday 27 January, 9am to 5pm in Mansfield Town Centre (Four Seasons Shopping Centre).

There are also a number of information points, along with comment cards, at a number of libraries, community centres, the council's leisure centres, housing offices and the civic centre - a full list is available at the bottom of this page.

People can take part in the consultation online by visiting www.mansfield.gov.uk/dwellingrequirement.

The District's target up to 2026 of 10,600 homes, as set out in the East Midlands plan, will need replacing due to Government proposals to abolish these regional plans. This means that the Council needs to set a new target for the next 20 years.

Once set, the housing target will be included in the Council's Core Strategy, which sets out the long term vision, objectives and strategy for future development of the District. When complete, the Core Strategy and the other Local Development documents will provide the planning policy background against which we will determine planning applications and take forward our regeneration programmes and projects.

The options put forward take into account the future demand for housing in Mansfield based on various scenarios and an idea as to the amount of land that would be needed.

Council's are required to set targets for housing growth and are being encouraged by the Government to be 'pro-growth' and 'pro-development', particularly in relation to job creation. An intention to promote a growth agenda is expressed in the Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS) 2010-2020 produced by the Mansfield Area Strategic Partnership (MASP). The SCS states that a strategy for growth will be pursued for housing and for employment development to provide the basis for economic growth improved quality of life for local people, to attract new jobs as well as provide high quality housing to attract and retain skilled workers.

At a meeting of the Council on 13 December 2011, Councillors selected their favoured option which was the highest option (11,100 new homes between 2011 and 2031 - an average of 555 dwellings per year). However, Councillors stressed that public consultation was important and the views would help to inform their final decision.

Mansfield's Executive Mayor Tony Egginton said: "It is really important people have their say and take part in this consultation. Your views will help us to set the figure for how much new housing is acceptable within our District, therefore determining how Mansfield will develop over the coming years."

For further information please visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/dwellingrequirement  or call Mansfield District Council's Planning Policy team on 01623 463 322 or email ldf@mansfield.gov.uk

The four options are:

  • Base level - 4,413 (about 221 new homes being built per year): This option is based upon limiting new dwelling numbers to less than what has been achieved in the past. Forecasting suggests that this level of new homes would not be sufficient to cater for an increase in the resident workforce. However it may help focus house building on previously developed land and would require the least amount of Greenfield development.
  • Low level - 5,643 (about 282 new homes being built per year): This option would allow sufficient land for house building to continue at similar levels to that achieved over the last 10 years. However forecasts suggest there would be insufficient housing to provide for an increase in the workforce.
  • Medium level - 7,828 (about 391 new homes being built per year): This option is based upon encouraging developers to build approximately 25% more new houses each year. Although it should provide enough new homes for an increase in population, forecasting suggests it may still fall short in terms of allowing enough new homes to be built to cater for an increased workforce.
  • High level - 11,100(about 555 new homes being built per year): This option is based upon encouraging the development industry to almost double house building completions, by releasing much more land for development. Should new houses be built at these levels, forecasting indicates there would be enough to cater for both an increased population and an increased workforce.

The Long Term Dwelling Requirements consultation information points are located at the following venues:

Long term dwelling requirements consultation information points

Rainworth Library

Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0AD

Ladybrook Library

Ladybrook Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5JH

Warsop Library

High Street, Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 0AG

Forest Town Library

Clipstone Road West, Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 0AA

Clipstone Library

First Avenue, Clipstone, Mansfield, NG21 9DA

Mansfield Woodhouse Library

Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8AH

Mansfield Woodhouse Area Housing Office

High Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

South Area Housing office

79 Sandy Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Civic Centre Reception

Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7BH

Northfield Focus Point

Vale Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8DR

Turning Point

Ladybrook Place, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5JP

Titchfield & Oakham Children's Centre - (West Titchfield Matters)

73 - 75 Princess Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5SL

The Heath Community Centre

Fritchley Court, Oak Tree Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 8QE

River Maun Recreation Centre

Barringer Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2DF

Pleasley Landmark

Chesterfield Road North, Pleasley, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7SP

Warsop Town Hall

Church Street, Market Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 0AL

CVS

Community House, 36 Wood Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1QA

Park Road Resource Centre

53 Park Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8ER

Bellamy Children's Centre

14 Trowel Court, Bellamy Road Estate, Mansfield, NG18 4NT

Forest Town Children's Centre

Clipstone Road West, Forest Town, Mansfield, NG19 0AA

Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre

Swan Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, NG19 8BT

Meden Vale Children's Centre

Netherfield School, Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale, NG20 9PA

Oak Tree Childrens Centre

Jubilee Way North, Oak Tree Lane Estate, Mansfield, NG18 3PJ

Pleasley Hill Children's Centre

Woburn Lane, Pleasley, Mansfield, NG19 7RT

Ravensdale Children's Centre

54-56 Sanders Avenue, Mansfield, NG18 2DN

Sandy Bank Childrens Centre

Bilborough Road, Mansfield, NG18 2NZ

Sherwood East Children's Centre (Clipstone)

1A Sure Start Braemar Road, Clipstone, Mansfield, NG19 0LL

Sherwood West Children's Centre (Rainworth)

Lake View Primary & Nursery School, Rainworth Water Road, Mansfield, NG21 0DU

Warsop Children's Centre

Mansfield Road, Warsop, NG20 0AN

Manor Sport & Recreation Centre

Kingsley Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8JY

Rebecca Addlington Swimming Centre

Westdale Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7BZ

Watermeadows Swimming Complex

Titchfield Park, Bath Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1BA

Four Seasons Shopping Centre

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1SU

Warsop Parish Council Centre

Church Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Published 11 January 2012

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