Planning Policy / Development Management Documents

The Tables below set out the relevant development plan documents, supplementary planning guidance, emerging local plan documents and technical papers which provide the evidence base for the emerging local plan.

Development Plan

The Council consider all planning applications against the planning policies set out the Local Plan (saved policies) and the neighbourhood plans.  Where applicable, the application of these policies are informed by supplementary planning documents.

Document

Description

Status

Ashfield Local Plan Review November 2002.

Contains planning policies to manage development in Ashfield. This is the main document, which is utilised to decide planning applications. The Ashfield Local Plan Review 2020 sets out policies, which were not saved. The plan should be seen in conjunction with information on saved policies set out on the website at Local Plan Review Saved Policies.

Adopted November 2002.

Ashfield Local Plan Review Proposals Maps.

North Map

South Map

Identifies specific policies and site allocations, such as housing and employment, from the Local Plan in map format.

Adopted November 2002.

JUS-t Neighbourhood Plan  2017- 2032.

JUS-t Neighbourhood Plan Appendix E - Place Analysis

Contains planning policies to manage development substantially covering most of the Parish of Selston. The Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan are the main documents, which is used to decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

Referendum   12th October 2017 made by Ashfield District Council 7th November 2017.

Teversal, Stanton Hill and Skegby Neighbourhood Plan 2016 - 2031.

Teversal, Stanton hill and Skegby Neighbourhood Plan Appendix C: Design Guide

Contains planning policies to manage development in the area to the north of Sutton in Ashfield including Skegby, Stanton Hill, Teversal, Fackley and Stanley.   The Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan are the main documents, which is used to decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

Referendum   12th October 2017 made by Ashfield District Council 7th November 2017.

Nottinghamshire County Council & Nottingham City Waste Plan.

The waste plan sets out the approach to future waste management in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham over the next 20 years.

Waste Core Strategy Adopted December 2013.

Nottinghamshire County Council Minerals Plan.

The Minerals Plan sets out how much mineral we are likely to need, site specific allocations to meet identified demand and a range of planning policies against which future minerals development will be assessed.  It is brought forward by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Minerals Local Plan.  Adopted December 2005.

 

 

 

 

Supplementary planning documents - topics

Document

Description

Status

Residential Design Guide  Supplementary Planning Document.

 

The SPD sets out how the Council expects the location, form and type of residential development in Ashfield will be considered through the design process.

Adopted November

2014.

Residential Extensions Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document.

This SPD relates to the design of residential extensions and other householder related development constructed throughout the District.

Adopted November 2014.

Ashfield Residential Car Parking Supplementary Planning Document.

The intention of the Residential Car Parking Standards SPD is to provide clarification and supporting guidance to Policies in the Ashfield Local Plan Review 2002 on residential car parking requirements.

Adopted November 2014.

Guide for Converting Shops to Residential Supplementary Planning Document.

Provide practical advice for developers who are considering converting a shop (generally A1 to A5 Use Classes1) to a house or flat.

Adopted January 2019.

 

Historic Environment documents

Document

Description

Status

Local heritage list

 

 

Interactive map which identified accepted or nominated assets for the Local Heritage list in Ashfield.

 

Annesley Conservation Area

Designated conservation area.

Adopted 1999.

Bagthorpe Conservation Area

Designated conservation area.

Adopted 1975, amended 2007.

Kirkby Cross Conservation Area

Designated conservation area with Article 4 directive.

Adopted 1975, amended 2004.

Sutton in Ashfield Church and Market Place Conservation Area

Designated conservation area.

Adopted 2015

Teversal Conservation Area

Designated conservation area.

Adopted 1970, amended 2012.

Hucknall Conservation Area

 

Designated conservation area.

Adopted 2019

 

Emerging Local Plan and other main planning policy documents

The following Tables set out information on the emerging local plan, supporting policy documents and the evidence base for the emerging plan.  Evidence based documents will be updated where appropriate.

Document

Description

Status

Statement of Community Involvement.

Sets out how the Council intend to consult on planning policy documents, and requirements for consulting on major planning applications.

Adopted November 2019.

Local Development Scheme.

Sets out the programme for producing planning policy documents.

Adopted October  2018.

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report.

Sets out the basis of how we assess the environmental, social and economic effects of our plans and policies.

 Adopted February 2020

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Appendix 1

Sets out the plans and programmes which informed the SA Scoping Report

 

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Consultation Statement

Sets out the responses to the consultation undertaken on the draft SA Scoping Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical reports and background evidence

Document

Description

Status

Brownfield Land Register.

An annual register of brownfield land suitable for housing development. This relates only to Part 1 of the Register, as no sites have been placed on Part 2.

January 2020.

Annual Monitoring Report.

The Annual Monitoring Report sets out what is happening in Ashfield.  It is used to inform whether Local Plan policies need to be updated.    

Reviewed Annually.

Housing Land Monitoring Report.

Land for housing and the rate of dwelling completions is monitored annually.

Reviewed Annually.

Employment Land Monitoring Report.

Sets out the availability and development of land for employment purposes.

Reviewed Annually.

Retail Floorspace Survey.

Undertaken at frequent intervals to monitor changes within the retail sector in the district.

Regular reviews.

 

Self-build and Custom-build Monitoring

 The monitoring reports set out in broad terms the nature of demand according to the register. It also identifies permissions that have been granted that could potentially contribute to meeting that demand.

Regular reviews 

     

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

 

Nottinghamshire Sustainable Energy Policy Framework document - Main Document.

Provide evidence on sustainable energy for Nottinghamshire.

2009.

Nottinghamshire Sustainable Energy Policy Framework document - Nottinghamshire: Operational Renewal and Low Carbon Energy Schemes.

Map of operational renewable and low carbon energy schemes in Nottingham.

2009.

Nottinghamshire Sustainable Energy Policy Framework document - Report of Consultation.

Draft policy framework on sustainable energy.

2009.

Low Carbon Energy Opportunities and Heat Mapping for Local Planning Areas Across the East Midlands: Final Report.

Evidence base for the technical potential for renewable and low carbon energy technologies.

2011.

Ashfield District Council Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1

Overview of flood risk for Ashfield.

2009.

Greater Nottingham and Ashfield Outline Water Cycle Study.

An assessment of the water infrastructure to accommodate growth.

2010.

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

 

Strategic Green Belt Review (SGBR) Methodology.

Sets out the approach used inn undertaking a review of the Green Belt in Ashfield as part of the Local Plan process.

2016.

SGBR Appendix 1 - Map of Green belt in Ashfield and Assessment Areas.

 

 

SGBR Appendix 2 - Greater Nottingham and Ashfield Green Belt Assessment Framework.

 

 

SGBR Appendix 3 - Kirkby and Annesley Green Belt Assessments.

 

 

SGBR Appendix 4 - Selston Green Belt Assessments.

 

 

SGBR Appendix 5 - Jacksdale Green Belt Assessments.

 

 

SGBR Appendix 6 - Brinsley Green Belt Assessments.

 

 

SGBR Appendix 7 - Underwood Green Belt Assessments.

 

 

SGBR Appendix 8 - Hucknall Green Belt Assessments.

 

 

Green Belt Boundary Review Technical Paper.

Review of the Green Belt boundaries to determine whether there are any anomalies.

2015.

Green Belt Boundary Review Technical Paper (Addendum).

 

 

Ashfield Criteria for Local Heritage Asset Designation.

Sets out the approach to identify local heritage assets in Ashfield.

2013.

Hardwick Hall Setting Study.

Study on behalf of the National Trust examining the setting of Hardwick Hall a Grade I listed building, the Old Hall and the historic park and gardens.

2016.

Ashfield Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Technical Paper.

Identifies the green infrastructure corridors in Ashfield.

2013.

Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Project.

Provides a better understanding of biodiversity across Ashfield.

2016.

Greater Nottingham Landscape Character Assessment (Ashfield Part Only).

Undertakes an assessment of the landscape of Ashfield and surrounding districts.

2009.

Addendum to Landscape Character Assessment.

 

2017.

Playing Pitch Strategy June 2017.

Overview of the provision for various sports in Ashfield for the period 2017 - 2020.

2017.

Public Open Space Strategy.

Considers the open space requirements for Ashfield for the period 2016 – 2026.

2016.

 

 

 

PROVIDING JOBS

 

 

Maid Marion Rail Extension Economic Impact Analysis

Considers the potential overall economic impact of the new Maid Marian passenger route through Ashfield and Mansfield

February 2020

Ashfield Employment Summary Paper.

Brings together the evidence for employment requirements in Ashfield.

2016.

Employment Land Forecasting Study, Nottingham Core HMA & Nottingham Outer HMA.

Evidence on economic prospects and employment land forecasts for the

Nottingham Core Housing Market Area (HMA) and the Nottingham Outer HMA.

2015.

Ashfield SELAA.

Analysis of potential employment land in Ashfield.

2015.

Ashfield and Mansfield A Plan for Growth.

Economic development strategy for Ashfield and Mansfield.

2017.

East Midlands Northern Sub-Region Employment Land Review

East Midland NELS Appendix A-K

East Midland NELS Appendix L

Employment Land Study which set out a market and policy approach to assessing sites. 

 2008

 

 

 

SHOPPING & TOWN CENTRES

 

 

 

 

 

 Sutton Town Centre Spatial Masterplan

 Provides a high-level framework for future investment and development which maximises the opportunities for Sutton and capitalises on its existing assets.  

 2019

Masterplans for Sutton in Ashfield and Kirkby In Ashfield.

Guide and maximise the opportunities for the respective town centres.  The Sutton Masterplan has been updated. 

2007.

Hucknall Town Centre Masterplan

Masterplan for Hucknall Town Centre.

2009.

Ashfield Retail and Leisure Study (including Appendices A-F).

The 2016 Retail and Leisure Study acts as an update to the two previous Ashfield Retail Studies completed in 2006 and 2011.

2016.

Ashfield Retail and Leisure Study - Appendix A Map of Study Area and Zones Plan.

 

 

Ashfield District Retail & Leisure Study Executive Summary.

 

 

Ashfield Retail and Leisure Study - Appendix B Health Check Summary of Sutton, Hucknall and Kirkby.

 

 

Ashfield Retails and Leisure Study - Appendix C Experian GOAD Plans for Sutton, Hucknall and Kirkby.

 

 

Ashfield Retail and Leisure Study - Appendix D Health Check of Local Shopping Centres.

 

 

Ashfield Retail and Leisure Study - Appendix E Household Survey Results.

 

 

Ashfield Retail and Leisure Study - Appendix F Statistical Tables.

 

 

Ashfield Retail and Leisure Study - Appendix G Town Centre Boundaries.

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSING

 

 

Housing Land Supply: Explanatory Paper.

Clarifies and draws together information regarding the

Council’s approach to various aspects of housing land supply in Ashfield.

2017.

Nottingham Outer Strategic Housing Market Area Assessment.

Provides evidence about the housing market that is used to develop housing and planning policies to help guide future housing delivery.

2015.

Nottingham Outer SHMA Update Report (May 2017).

Demographic update of the Nottingham Outer Strategic. Housing Market Area Assessment.

2017.

Ashfield North SHLAA.

Assessment of sites put forward for housing in Ashfield excluding Hucknall.

2016.

Ashfield North SHLAA - Kirkby-in-Ashfield Reports.

Individual assessment of sites in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

 

Ashfield North SHLAA - The Rurals Reports.

Individual assessment of sites in Selston, Jacksdale, Underwood and the surrounding areas.

 

Ashfield North SHLAA - Sutton in Ashfield Reports.

Individual assessment of sites in Sutton in Ashfield.

 

Ashfield Hucknall SHLAA.

Assessment of sites put forward for housing in Hucknall.

2016.

Ashfield Hucknall SHLAA - Hucknall Reports.

Individual assessment of sites in Hucknall.

 

Nottinghamshire Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment.

Gypsy and Traveller accommodation needs

assessment for the Nottinghamshire local authorities.

2007.

Ashfield Traveller

Accommodation Needs

Assessment.

Sets out Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showmen

accommodation needs for Ashfield District for the period 2014 to 2029.

2015.

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTING TO SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Greater Nottingham (including Ashfield) Accessibility of Settlements Study.

Sets out an analysis of sustainable settlements.

2010.

Ashfield Transport Study.

Assesses the transport implications of growth options.

2016.

Ashfield Transport Study Appendicies.

 

 

Nottinghamshire Local Transport Plan Strategy (2011-2026).

Sets out the County Council’s transport strategy to 2026.

2011.

Ashfield District Council Whole Plan & Community Infrastructure Levy Viability Assessment.

Considers the approach to viability of development and the requirement for affordable housing.

2016.

Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

Sets out the evidence on the physical, social and environmental infrastructure in Ashfield.

2016.

Education Joint Paper The Provision of School Places to Support Housing Allocations in the Ashfield Local Plan Publications 2016.

Jointly agreed Statement considers the housing growth in the Ashfield and the impact this may have on primary and

secondary pupil places in Ashfield.

2018.