Erewash Borough Council has been working on the preparation of a Local Development Framework (LDF) to replace the present Borough Local Plan (Saved Policies). The Council has prioritised the preparation of a Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD).
Find more information that underpins this documentation the Core Strategy section.
Working Closely with other Greater Nottingham Authorities
Erewash Borough Council believe that by working together with other Council's, planning for the future of the Borough will be more consistent and the administrative boundaries of the various local authorities will not get in the way of good planning and service delivery.
Working together to prepare broadly aligned policies with the Greater Nottingham Councils has led to better and more joined up planning outcomes, whilst making best use of resources by sharing staff and expertise, having a linked and more efficient examination of the Core Strategies and being able to access more funding. This approach will also increase certainty for developers as consistent planning policy will apply across the Greater Nottingham Area.
Greater Nottingham was confirmed as a new Growth Point in 2005 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Growth Point Status is designed to provide support to local communities to support large scale and sustainable growth, including new housing, through a partnership with Government. Growth Point status is not a statutory designation but a relationship between Central Government and local partners. Should you wish to learn more about how we work with the other Greater Nottingham councils, please visit the Nottingham Growth Point Partnership website.
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
The National Planning Policy Framework was published on 27 March 2012. This is a key part of Government reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth. As well as an "assertive" summarising of policy, the framework also proposes significant alterations to existing planning policy and guidance and the cancellation of existing Planning Policy statements and guidance notes (PPSs and PPGs).