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Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy

The Borough Council adopted the Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy on 22 December 2014. 

The document establishes the strategic approach to new development in the Borough and identifies the main strategic allocations.

The adopted Core Strategy and associated documents are available below:

Adopted Rushcliffe Core Strategy‌‌

Amendments to Policies Map

Inspector's Report (Core Strategy)

Core Strategy Adoption Statement

Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement

‌‌Sustainability Appraisal:

Sustainability Appraisal Report (Publication version) (March 2012)

Sustainability Appraisal Report (Publication version) Appendices

Addendum to Sustainability Appraisal (June 2013)

Updated Sustainability Appraisal Addendum (February 2014)

REX71 Further Addendum to SA EqIA HRA

Other supporting documents and evidence used in preparation of the Rushcliffe Core Strategy can be viewed and downloaded in Supporting Studies

There are also five 'saved' policies from the 1996 Local Plan. This form part of the development plan for the Borough. Further information on the saved policies can be found here.


Development of the Core Strategy

2009 Issues and Options

The Issues and Options consultation ran between 15 June and 31 July 2009.

2010 Option for Consultation

The Option for Consultation ran between 15 February and 12 April 2010.

March 2012 - Publication Core Strategy

The Rushcliffe Publication Core Strategy and the Publication Proposals Map were consulted on in March 2012.

October 2012 - Core Strategy submitted for Examination

The Core Strategy was submitted for Examination in October 2012. The examination was then suspended in April 2013 in order to allow additional work to be undertaken, primarily arising from the Inspector's concerns over the level of housing proposed and the need for a Green Belt review to be undertaken. As a result, additional consultation was undertaken in June 2013 on Further Proposals for Housing Development.  Following on from this consultation, the Council published a series of Proposed Modifications to the Publication Core Strategy in February 2014.

April 2014 - Resumption of Examination

Following on from the consultation on the Proposed Modifications, the examination into the Core Strategy was resumed. Hearing sessions were held between 1 and 11 July 2014. Arising from the hearing sessions and other representations, a series of Main Modifications were then consulted on which ended on Monday 29 September. 

Other supporting documents and evidence used in preparation of the Rushcliffe Core Strategy can be viewed and downloaded in Supporting Studies



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