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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

 

The Mansfield District Local Plan Publication Draft was agreed by the council on 18 September 2018, and went out for a six week consultation from 20 September and 1 November 2018. The consultation period is now closed. Following this, the Local Plan Submission Draft, and any representations received, will be submitted to the Secretary of State for formal examination.

 

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

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

 Other supporting documents are 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 the 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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