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The County Council is involved, along with partners across the region, in many aspects of planning. These include spatial (or land use) planning, minerals and waste planning and dealing with plans for County Council development.

Other parts of the County Council have an interest in planning matters, and districts councils play an important role; these are listed in the useful links page.

The County Council is concerned with strategic regional planning, sub-regional planning in the Three Cities sub-area and the Northern Sub-area. We work along with Nottingham City Council and district councils to support their development plans, known as Local Development Frameworks (LDFs).

The County Council produces Minerals and Waste LDFs and administers some planning applications, such as those for schools. The County Council also works to obtain financial contributions from development which are needed to help provide infrastructure such as schools, transport improvements and other community facilities.

Proposed Submission of Waste Core Strategy

Formal consultation on the Proposed Submission Draft of Waste Core Strategy for Nottinghamshire and Nottingham has now closed.

We are now going through the process of registering and acknowledging these representations prior to submitting the Waste Core Strategy to Government for an independent examination by a planning inspector.

New Minerals Local Plan

The first stage of the consultation 'issues and options' closed on 30 March 2012.  Work is now underway on the 'preferred approach'.

Following the links below will provide more detail about planning matters, including links to our partners' web sites.

Minerals Local Plan Consultation

Have your say on where future mineral quarrying could occur, including locations for new quarries and extensions to existing sites.
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