Tuxford Neighbourhood Plan – Residential Development Sites Consultation

The Draft Bassetlaw Plan proposes the development of 241 new homes in Tuxford over the next 15 years.

Following a local ‘call for sites’ earlier this year, we are now keen to share the submitted sites with you and to understand your views on their potential at two upcoming consultation events:

WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2019 1100-1700

St Nicholas’s Church, Lincoln Road, Tuxford, NG22 0DU

THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2019 1500 – 1900

The Beeches Community Centre, Birch Court, Tuxford, NG22 0NF

* Please see the attached document at the bottom of this page for more information on the proposed sites for consideration.

More detailed maps of each of the sites will be available to view at the events, along with comment forms allowing you to express your views on if and how the sites could be developed.

Officers from Bassetlaw District Council will also be on-hand to answer any questions about the process.

Residential Development Sites Consultation – September 2019

Nottinghamshire County Council – Minerals Local Plan

Nottinghamshire County Council has a statutory duty to publish an up-to-date Minerals Local Plan – a blueprint for future of minerals extraction in the county up to 2036. They have completed a number of stages of public consultation on a new Minerals Local Plan since 2017, with the most recent public consultation on the draft version of the minerals plan in July 2018.

The next stage of public consultation which will open on Friday 30th August and close at 16.30 Friday 11th October 2019.

The public consultation on the ‘Publication Version’ of the minerals plan is seeking views on whether the plan is legally compliant and considered ‘sound’.  As a result, representations need to focus on.

  • Has the Local Plan followed the key stages as set out in the authorities Local Development Scheme;
  • Is the Local Plan in general accordance with the authorities Statement of Community Involvement;
  • Has the authority prepared a Sustainability Appraisal.
  • Does the Local Plan comply with all other relevant requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended.
  1. Is the plan considered ‘sound’ namely that it is:
  • Positively prepared – providing a strategy which, as a minimum seeks to meet the area’s objectively assessed needs, and is informed by agreements with other authorities, so that unmet need from neighbouring authorities is accommodated where it is practical to do so and is consistent with achieving sustainable development;
  • Justified – an appropriate strategy, taking into account the reasonable alternatives, and based on proportionate evidence;
  • Effective – deliverable over the plan period and based on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic matters that have been dealt with rather than deferred, as evidenced by the statement of common ground; and
  • Consistent with national policy – enabling the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies in the NPPF.

You can find a more detailed guidance note on the County Council’s website at Nottinghamshire.gov.uk/minerals to help you understand the tests of soundness.

You can find more information about submitting representations electronically at Nottinghamshire.gov.uk/minerals. As an alternative, representations can be sent either as a word document or PDF via email, however they will need to be presented in the correct format. See guidance on our webpage. Submitting representations electronically aids in the speed and effectiveness of the consultation process.   

Representations submitted on paper will be accepted if they are in the correct format, however this increases the time taken to process representations and slows the development of the minerals plan.

A hard copy of the Publication Version of the Minerals Local Plan can be viewed at County Hall, District / Borough Council offices and the following libraries during normal opening hours; Arnold, Beeston, Bingham, Clifton, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Newark, Retford, Southwell, Sutton-in-Ashfield, West Bridgford and Worksop.


Office Opening Hours

The office will be open Tuesday to Friday 8am to 1pm.

Outside these times you can contact the Council via e-mail: clerk@tuxford-pc.gov.uk or leave a message on 01777 870192.

Council Meetings are held on first & third Thursday of the month.

Tuxford Christmas Fair Sunday 8th December 2019

Once again preparation is underway. There will be stalls, entertainment, Santa’s Grotto & plenty of Christmas cheer!

If you would like to put any ideas forward please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Booking Forms for stalls will be available NOW on a first come first served basis. (please download the form by visiting the documents page)