Planning Policy

Planning Policy

The planning policy team is responsible for the preparation and implementation of local plans that decide what development goes where in the borough and when development will take place through the use of planning policy. Planning Policies are the ‘rules’ that the Council considers when it receives a planning application for development.

The Town Planning system is regulated through a large amount of legislation all of which can be found on the government’s website.  Planning Policy is directed by the national policy as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and guidance on how the policy should be applied is set out in the National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG).

Broxtowe Borough Councils emerging local plan has been undertaken in two parts;

  • Part 1 of the Local Plan (the Core Strategy) is already established and sets the strategic vision, aims and objectives for the borough as a whole until 2028
  • Part 2 of the Local Plan is currently being prepared and will deliver the strategic aims and objectives as set out in the Core Strategy

The emerging Local Plan as a whole will replace the existing 2004 Local Plan

The timescale for the preparation of the Local Plan is set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS).

A number of local communities are preparing neighbourhood plans for specific areas within the borough which, once ‘made’, will sit alongside the Local Plan and will take precedence over existing non-strategic policies.

To help those creating Neighbourhood Plans and to act as a library for relevant documents we have also created a topic based evidence section.

To measure progress with achieving planning objectives (as set out in the Local Plan) completed development is monitored and reported in the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) and land availability and supply is monitored and reported in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

For all aspects of plan making the Council has set out the way in which it will consult with stakeholders in the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).


Planning Policy
tel: 0115 917 3452