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Local Plan Part 2 submitted

23 August 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has submitted its Local Plan Part 2 that outlines key housing allocations in the borough over the next decade.

Central government requires the Borough to build 13,150 new homes by 2028 and proposals that identify these non-strategic housing designations will now be subject to independent examination by a Planning Inspector.

The Plan includes policies and proposals for housing, Green Belt, employment, retail, open spaces and nature conservation.

The new non-strategic sites could deliver 2,700 of the new homes in Bunny, Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, East Bridgford, Gotham, Keyworth, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Ruddington and Sutton Bonington.

Once confirmed, all details relating to the examination process, including the hearing sessions open to residents and interested parties to attend, will be publicised on the Council’s website at

The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Waste Management, Cllr Roger Upton said: “The recently submitted Local Plan Part 2 has been produced to provide new housing, employment and other development opportunities across the Borough.

"In the autumn we anticipate an examination hearing and this will be an opportunity for all interested parties to be involved and present individual concerns for consideration by the Inspector.

"Following examination the Council will consider any required modifications and if the Inspector then determines the plan is sound and legally compliant, it could be adopted by the end of the year.

“Also addressed in the plan is the importance of trees in the borough, with policies in place to protect against the loss of mature trees and woodland from development.

“There are other policies within the plan that relate to the natural and built environments. In particular the plan seeks to ensure that new development contributes to the enhancement of the green infrastructure and biodiversity network across the Borough”.

Further information is available by contacting the Council’s Planning Policy team at or on 0115 981 9911.