Bassetlaw Plan is unveiled

Bassetlaw Plan is unveiled

Bassetlaw District Council has started consultation on its Draft Local Plan – The Bassetlaw Plan – which sets out the Council’s priorities when it comes to housing, regeneration and other development in the district up to the year 2035.

Consultation on the Draft ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ will last for eight weeks and, as well as being available on the Council’s website, is being taken direct to residents across the district as Planning Policy Officers will visit 18 villages, and the towns of Worksop, Retford and Harworth & Bircotes as part of a 21 event tour of Bassetlaw.

Just some of the findings the Draft Local Plan has identified include that; a total of 6,630 homes need to be built in the District by 2035; a total of 136 hectares of land should be used for future employment and economic development; and two new Garden Villages could be created.

The Plan also focuses on ensuring that housing development is of the right type and character, and in the right location to meet the needs of future generations. In addition to delivering employment land across Bassetlaw that will attract investment and provide future jobs and opportunities for local people.

Councillor Jo White, Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw District Council and Cabinet Member for Economic Development said:

“The ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ is fundamental to the growth and success of our District and this draft document is the next stage of our conversation with local people, businesses and communities about how we can achieve Government housing requirements in a way that is good for Bassetlaw residents now and in the future.

“The ‘Bassetlaw Plan’ also sets out our own aspirations for how we allocate land for jobs, investment and increased opportunities for local people. This is one of the most important pieces of work the Council is carrying out as it will shape our District for a generation, and it is vital that people have their say.”

“I would encourage all Bassetlaw Residents to attend one of the 22 consultation events where you will be able to speak with the Planning Policy Officers who have created the Bassetlaw Plan, have a look at what the Plan contains, ask questions and be part of the conversation.”

In addition to housing and regeneration, The Bassetlaw Plan also addresses issues such as Energy Efficiency and Waste Management, Renewable and Low Carbon Energy, Protecting and Enhancing Landscapes, Conserving Bassetlaw’s History and Heritage Assets, Community Services and Facilities, and much more.

To view the Draft Bassetlaw Plan, take part in the consultation, or view the list of consultation events taking place across Bassetlaw, please visit:

Last Updated on Thursday, December 5, 2019