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Mansfield District Local Plan - Publication Draft

Mansfield District Local Plan Publication Draft (2018) and supporting documents

Technical papers

Previous work

Next steps

Background reports and evidence base

Our new Local Plan has been published ahead of being submitted to the Secretary of State.

This follows three rounds of public consultation, the feedback from which has helped to inform the final plan, along with our detailed evidence base.

The document was agreed by Mansfield District Council on 18 September 2018, and following the required six week consultation period, the Local Plan and any representations received will be submitted to the Secretary of State for formal examination.

Representations can be made on the Local Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal Report and the Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report, during the six week consultation period using the representation form; preferably through our online portal. Paper copies of the representation form will be made available upon request.

Representations must specifically relate to the national soundness tests and whether or not the Local Plan has been prepared in the correct legal manner. We have prepared a pdf icon What is the Test of Soundness? [87kb] guide and a set of pdf icon Local Plan Frequently Asked Questions [69kb] to help you make your comments. Representations should be returned to the council by 5pm on Thursday 1 November 2018 to be duly made.

Mansfield District Local Plan Publication Draft (2018) and supporting documents

The following documents have been made available by Mansfield District Council for inspection:

These documents are available online and at the locations listed below during their normal opening hours:

 Other supporting documents are also available on the Evidence to support the Local Plan web page.

Technical papers

We have also produced the following technical papers which help explain the background to a number of policies. These can be downloaded below:

 

Previous work

All previous work on the Local Plan can be found on the Mansfield District Local Plan web page. This includes details of the:

  • Local Development Scheme
  • Local Plan - Scoping Report
  • Local Plan - Consultation Draft
  • Local Plan - Preferred Options

Next steps

Following this consultation, we intend to submit the Mansfield District Local Plan Submission Draft, together with the representations received, to the Secretary of State in December 2018. The examination by an independent inspector is expected to take place in Spring 2019 with adoption of the Local Plan expected later in the year.

During the examination, the inspector will assess whether the Local Plan meets the relevant legal requirements, complies with the Duty to Cooperate, and is sound. The examination will include hearing sessions on matters identified by the appointed inspector at which attendance is at the invitation of the inspector.

After the hearing, the inspector may recommend major modifications to the Local Plan. The council will consult on these and the inspector will take the responses to that consultation into account before finalising their report, setting out findings and recommendations.

After we receive the inspector's report we will be able to adopt the Local Plan. That document will become the statutory planning document (development plan) for the district and be used to guide decisions on planning applications and support our proposals for investment and regeneration.

Background reports and evidence base

The local plan must be based on a robust evidence in order for it to be considered sound. A number of reports and studies have been produced and can be viewed on the Evidence to support the Local Plan page.

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