Background and Supporting Studies
This page contains details of the evidence documents that have been produced to date that will be used to develop the policies, proposals and strategy of the Local Plan. These have been grouped by theme.
*In addition to the evidence studies listed below, key housing indicators are also reported in the Local Plan Monitoring Report that is produced annually.*
Strategic Housing Market Assessment
Nottingham Core Affordable Housing Viability Assessment
The purpose of the viability is to provide the Borough Council with an understanding of local housing markets in respect of affordable housing delivery.
Nottinghamshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessments
- 2007 Nottinghamshire Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Needs Assessment
- 2010 Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Assessment Update
The Nottinghamshire Housing Market areas (HMAs) commissioned Peter Fletcher Associates (PFA) to carry out a comprehensive survey of the housing needs of older people. This covers the area of Rushcliffe.
Comparison of the Household Projections underlying the Greater Nottingham Core Strategies and the CLG 2014-based Household Projections
Locations for growth and Green Belt review
Rushcliffe Green Belt Review (2013, 2017 and 2018)
The following documents were prepared in support of Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy
- Rushcliffe Green Belt Review (Parts 1 and 2a) 2013
- Rushcliffe Green Belt Review (Parts 1 and 2a) Report of Consultation
- Green Belt Background Paper
The following documents were prepared in support of Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies
- Rushcliffe Green Belt Review (Part 2b) September 2017
- Rushcliffe Green Belt Review (Part 2b) Report of Consultation
- Rushcliffe Green Belt Review (Part 2b) Addendum April 2018
Accessible Settlements Study (February 2010)
Economy and employment
Environment and energy
Melton and Rushcliffe Landscape Sensitivity Study: Wind Energy Development (2014)
Greater Nottingham Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (2008, 2010, 2017)
The Greater Nottingham Strategic Flood Risk Assesssment Addendum 2017 provides the latest flood risk guidance relating to Rushcliffe Borough Council. The report is accompanied by electronic mapping available at http://geoserver.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/gnsfra/. These maps supercede the mapping provided through the 2008 and 2010 SFRA updates (see below).
The original SFRA was completed in 2008 and updated in 2010. It was prepared by Black & Veach in consultation with the Environment Agency to inform how future development should take place and to assist emergency planning in Greater Nottingham.
Water Cycle Studies (2009 and 2010)
The Water Cycle Scoping Study was produced in 2009.
The Outline Water Cycle Study followed in 2010.
The Greater Nottingham Landscape Character Assessment (2009)
Landscape and Visual Analysis of Potential Development Sites (updated 2018)
Site assessment results:
Nottinghamshire Local Biodiversity Action Plan (1998)
This Local Biodiversity Action Plan was produced by the partnership of organisations which form the Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group. Many other groups and local experts have contributed, and the targets and actions have been approved by all key partners. The format and content are consistent with Government guidance.
Infrastructure and transportation
The Local Transport Plan sets out how we aim to make transport improvements in Nottinghamshire during the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2026. It will be reviewed at least every five years to make sure that it considers any changes in transport conditions and priorities; and to make sure that it is effective.
Infrastructure Delivery Plan
The study considers infrastructure requirements related to the Core Strategies of Broxtowe, Erewash, Gedling, Nottingham and Rushcliffe Councils. It seeks to ascertain what additional infrastructure is needed to support the level of growth, when it is required and the resources needed to deliver it. The report also considers the viability of strategic sites. Please note that this is an evolving document.
Rushcliffe Borough Council publications
These lists are not exhaustive and more studies and publications will be added where relevant.