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Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan

Message from Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership


In July 2020, Broxtowe Borough, Gedling Borough, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe Borough Councils carried out a public consultation on the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan Growth Options document.

We have been made aware of a technical issue with a small number of comments sent by email which were blocked by security software and not received. This issue only relates to comments sent to the email address. Comments submitted directly online using our consultation system or sent by post were not affected.

The technical issue has now been resolved but in order to ensure that we receive all comments on the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan Growth Options document, we are extending the consultation period for an additional 6 weeks. The deadline for comments is Wednesday 24th March 2021. 

What do you need to do?

We are asking respondents who submitted comments by email to:

1)     Check the published list at to see if your comments have been received;

2)     Re-submit comments if your comments are not on the list.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We would encourage you to submit comments using our consultation system for ease of processing:

Comments can also be emailed to or submitted by post. However, such responses should be submitted using the response form and should confirm you agree to the data protection policy. Any comments which are emailed will receive confirmation on receipt.

The key documents for this consultation are listed below and can be viewed on the consultation page:

  • Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan, Growth Options Consultation
  • Greater Nottingham Growth Options Study
  • Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report – Main Report, July 2020
  • Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report – Appendix A, July 2020
  • Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report – Appendix B, July 2020

Other evidence documents supporting the preparation of the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan can be viewed at:

Please note there will be a further opportunity to submit comments following the publication of the Preferred Options document later this year.

How do I find out more information?

If you have any queries in respect of the contents of this letter or if you would like some assistance using the consultation database, please contact the relevant Council below:

  • Broxtowe Borough Council: 0115 917 3452
  • Gedling Borough Council: 0115 901 3733 or 0115 901 3734
  • Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 4594
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council: 0115 981 9911
  • Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership: 0115 876 3966 or

The deadline for comments is Wednesday 24th March 2021.

The Parish Council has been working hard to provide a robust objection to the outline proposals which form the first stage in the process to create a Strategic Plan.

The consultation identified future potential development sites, some of which are greenfield. Three large swathes of greenfield land were identified for development in our Rushcliffe West area – extending new development on the east side of the A453 from Clifton to East Midlands Parkway and a huge area of greenfield land to the east covering New Kingston and Kingston Fields.

The Parish response is as folllows:

We as a Parish are dismayed that such an obvious land grab, which cuts right across greenbelt land following small country lanes and nto areas with no significant infrastructure, has even been considered for inclusion in this consultation.
The deliberate action to discount the green belt as an entity is unjust and completely unjustified.
Any development here would cut out massive swathes of rich agricultural land and devastate the historic local community which has thrived in this area for hundreds of years.
In addition, the University of Nottingham appear to be using parcels of this agricultural land to grow feed crops to enhance self sufficiency at their highly acclaimed Sutton Bonington Dairy unit, which subsequently reduces the need to transport feed from afar and reduce their carbon footprint.


Page updated 11th February2020