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Local Plan

‘Planning is about getting the right things built in the right places, about the spaces around buildings, and about other issues too, such as job creation, social justice, regeneration, and climate change.’ (How Planning Works - Local Government Group/PAS)

The Local Plan provides a framework for guiding planning decisions. It addresses needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the local economy, community facilities and infrastructure. It safeguard the natural and historic environment, enables adaptation to climate change and helps secure high quality design.

Current Development Plan

Information on the plans which make up the Development Plan for Ashfield is available at:

Emerging Local Plan

Ashfield District Council is preparing a new Local Plan.  Once adopted, the new Local Plan will replace the current Ashfield Local Plan Review 2002.   Information is available at:

Withdrawal of the Ashfield Local Plan 2016 from examination

In 2018 the decision was made to withdraw the Local Plan 2016 and start work on a new Local Plan.   The Report and minutes to the Extraordinary Council meeting of 6 September 2018 are available in our committee reports section. 

Ways to contact us about the Local Plan

If you need to contact us about the Local Plan you can do so by: