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The Emerging Local Plan





Ashfield District Council resolved at its meeting on 6th September 2018 to withdraw the emerging Local Plan and commence development of a new Local Plan immediately.


Under Section 22 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Ashfield District Council has withdrawn the Ashfield Publication Local Plan 2016, which had been submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination. A copy of the statement of that fact in accordance with Regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended, is available here  

The full report to the Extraordinary Council meeting can be viewed as part of the agenda documents for the meeting of 6th September at:



The letter to the Inspector of withdrawal of the Local Plan from Examination and the Inspector’s response is set out below:



Further information on the withdrawal of the Local Plan in the form of Frequently ask Questions is available at:



A timetable for preparing and submitting a revised Local Plan will be considered at the Cabinet meeting of 1st October 2018. 


Local Plan database


Should you wish to be included on the Ashfield Local Plan database for the new Local Plan please contact Forward Planning by any of the methods set out below setting out your name, address and where possible an email address:


  • Email - localplan@ashfield.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01623 457381, 457382, 457383
  • By writing to Ashfield District Council, Forward Planning, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 8DA.


If you have any further queries about the Local Plan please contact a member of the Forward Planning Team. 



Local Development Scheme

Following the decision to proceed with a new local plan, the Council has approved a Local Development Scheme (LDS).


The LDS sets out the Council's programme for the production of planning policy documents that form the Ashfield Local Plan.  It outlines the details of and timetable for the production of all documents that make up the Local Plan.  As such, it provides a starting point for you to see at what stage you can become involved in the plan making process





Background Documents

The background documents and reports in relation to the emerging Local Plan can be viewed here:

Background Documents