Bassetlaw Plan Consultation to close

Residents, businesses and stakeholders are being reminded to have their say on the latest stage of the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan as the consultation period draws to a close.

Over the last seven weeks, the Council has been consulting on proposals within the Bassetlaw Plan that set out priorities for housing, regeneration and other development in the district up to the year 2037.

The consultation period is due to close on Wednesday 20th January and people are being reminded to take a look at the Bassetlaw Plan and submit their comments.

Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said:

“The Bassetlaw Plan is fundamental to the growth and success of our District over the next 17 years. As well as dealing with the amount of housing that the Government requires to be built in the district, the Bassetlaw Plan sets out the Council's aspirations for how land is allocated for jobs, investment and increased opportunities for local people.

“It also proposes how our district can have less of an impact on the environment through carbon offsetting, promote green and renewable energy initiatives and provide improved infrastructure for existing and new communities.

“The Bassetlaw Plan will have a major influence on the shape of this area for a generation. I’d like to thank everyone who has been part of the consultation and virtual events so far and urge residents and businesses to take a look at what is being proposed and have their say before the deadline for comments passes.”

The Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan includes priorities such as:

  • Government requirement for at least 10,013 homes to be built in Bassetlaw by 2037
  • The allocation of land dedicated for future employment, which will help to create 11,800 new jobs
  • Supporting infrastructure that will bring road improvements, enhanced bus services, new cycle and walking paths, new open space and improved doctor’s surgeries and schools
  • The creation of a new Garden Village
  • Two of the new developments in Worksop and Retford will encourage residents to lead healthy, active lifestyles through the creation of walking and cycle routes and open spaces
  • Initiatives that protect town centres and help them adapt to peoples’ changing behaviour and the effects of the Covid:19 pandemic
  • Help to manage the effects of climate change and enable the creation of green energy and low carbon technology sectors at the High Marnham Energy Hub

To view the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan and take part in the consultation, visit our Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan page.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can also request a printed copy of the relevant sections of the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan and speak to one of our Planning Policy Officers by calling 01909 533 533. Please say ‘Local Plan’ when prompted.

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 13, 2021