Local Plan Submission moved to June

Local Plan Submission moved to June

Bassetlaw District Council is delaying the submission of its draft local plan until June to allow for a final round of targeted consultation after one of the two landowners unexpectedly withdrew their site from the proposed Garden Village development.

While this means the Council’s vision for a sustainable Garden Village cannot move forward at this stage, there will be no increase in the housing numbers for any other part of the District. This is because the Garden Village was to be self-sustainable and balanced its housing numbers with its employment land.

Subject to approval by Cabinet, the next step is for the Council to undertake an Addendum Consultation, ahead of submitting the plan to the Independent Planning Inspectorate.

Each time the draft local plan is amended, we are required to undertake a period of consultation. The consultation will focus on the parts of the draft local plan relevant to the Garden Village.

  • There will be no increase in housing numbers in any other part of the District.
  • The Addendum Consultation will run for six weeks between April and June
  • The Government require all Councils to have an up to date adopted local plan by December 2023, with repercussions if we do not meet the deadline.
  • The draft local plan would deliver significant infrastructure improvements across the District, including: new schools, new roads, cycle paths, children’s play areas, GP surgery improvements, bus routes, flood management scheme, improvements to Bassetlaw Hospital and much more.

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

“It is extremely disappointing that one of the Landowners has pulled their site from the Garden Village at this late stage. Having a landowner of a key site pull out at this stage of a Local Plan is so unusual we can’t find an example of it happening elsewhere.”

“We are required by Government to complete this Local Plan by 2023 and work will continue to take the draft local plan forward as it will deliver significant infrastructure improvements across Bassetlaw. Residents have told us that they want to see investment in new schools, improved GP surgeries, new roads and cycle paths, new bus routes, new play areas and sports pitches. A local plan will deliver on these priorities.” 

Some of the key infrastructure headlines to be delivered through the local plan include:

Retford

  • New cycling infrastructure in Ordsall and Hallcroft
  • Improvements to cycleways
  • Bus service from Ordsall to town centre/rail station
  • Improvements to bus stops
  • Improvements to Grove Road level crossing
  • Extensions to public rights of way in Ordsall, north and east Retford
  • Improvements to A620 Babworth Road / B6420 Mansfield Road / A620 Straight Mile / Sutton Lane; and Ordsall Road/A620 Babworth Road; and London Road / Whinney Moor Lane / Bracken Lane; and London Road / Whitehouses Road
  • New country park
  • 5.5ha of new open space
  • New children’s play areas
  • New allotments
  • Community garden
  • 6610 new trees
  • Improvements to local open space
  • New sports pitches
  • Improvements to Retford Golf Club
  • New primary school
  • Funding to deliver a primary school
  • Apprenticeship/graduate level training for residents in construction and new businesses
  • New health hub with space for GP branch surgery & community health care facilities
  • GP surgery improvements
  • 328 affordable homes
  • 1332 accessible homes
  • Extra care housing
  • 45 wheelchair accessible homes

Tuxford 

  • 18 affordable homes
  • 75 accessible homes
  • Funding to improve primary and secondary schools
  • GP surgery improvements
  • Improvements to local open space
  • 375 trees
  • Improvements to bus stops
  • Improvements to public rights of way
  • Improvements to Long Lane

Worksop

  • New distributor road & cycle track between Carlton Road and Blyth Road
  • New cycle track along the A57 between Manton Wood & Apleyhead
  • Bus service from north Worksop to town centre/rail station
  • Bus service from Apleyhead to town centre
  • Improvements to bus stops
  • Extensions to public rights of way in north Worksop
  • Improvements to cycleways
  • Improvements to Blyth Road/Farmers Branch and Blyth Road/Kilton Hill
  • Improvements to the junctions along the A57
  • 9.1ha of new open space
  • New children’s play areas
  • New allotments
  • 6675 new trees
  • Improvements to Clumber Park
  • Improvements to local open spaces
  • New sports pitches
  • Improvements to sports facilities in Manton area
  • New secondary school satellite
  • Funding to deliver a secondary school
  • Funding to help deliver Worksop Flood Management Scheme
  • Apprenticeship/graduate level training for residents in construction and new businesses
  • Improvements to Bassetlaw Hospital
  • GP surgeries improvements
  • 412 Affordable homes
  • 1335 accessible homes

Last Updated on Monday, April 11, 2022