Preferred options consultation - Developing the site allocations

The Site Allocations selections process has involved the development of initial issues and options sites into the Preferred Options sites under consultation now. This development has been underpinned by a site screening process, development scenarios and a Sustainability Appraisal. This information is set out in the documents below:

As part of the site allocations selection process, detailed in the document available above, it became apparent that for Retford, the options of developing sites to the northeast or southwest of the town, had the potential to impact on sites of higher grade agricultural land. However Natural England only held detailed mapping of soil quality for one of these areas (available from the Natural England online Magic mapping system). To ensure a more accurate comparison of these particular areas, Agricultural Land Classification Reports were commissioned by this Council to sample the soil quality of three sites around Retford, two in the northeast and one in the southwest. These reports available below:



Last Updated on Friday, August 18, 2023