Future strategic distribution and logistics developments within the Greater Nottingham Area

05/09/23 - In September, councils within Greater Nottingham will decide whether to undertake a consultation seeking views on future plans for strategic (large scale) distribution and logistics development within the area.

This includes the proposed allocation of two sites:

  • Former Bennerley Coal Disposal Point, Broxtowe
  • Part of the Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station, Rushcliffe

Councils are required to set out strategic policies to address local priorities for development. Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe Borough Councils along with Nottingham City Council are developing a joint Strategic Plan, which sets out the policies which will help guide future development across their combined areas, including distribution and logistics.

Following consultation on the ‘preferred approach’ to housing and employment in January this year, the Councils have written a second ‘preferred approach’ document which will form the basis of the Strategic Plan’s provision of strategic distribution and logistics developments.

At the Cabinet meeting on the 5 September, Broxtowe Borough Council will be the first of the four authorities to decide whether to approve the preferred approach for public consultation. This consultation will last six weeks and is anticipated to start on the 22 September.

Being able to plan for future development needs, including the distribution sector, is important to the prosperity of local communities as it provides jobs and supports other businesses in the supply chain. Critically, the logistics sector is growing and the Strategic Plan must ensure these economic benefits are delivered in a sustainable way by reducing their impacts on the local and wider environment.

Once approved, the Strategic Plan will form a key part of shaping future development and will be used to determine planning applications.

Following consultation, comments will be considered and a summary of responses made available along with the Councils’ response.  A draft Strategic Plan will be published next year when there will be a further opportunity to comment.

A copy of the cabinet report and the proposed consultation comments can be found at https://democracy.broxtowe.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CommitteeId=229(Opens in a New Window)

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