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Cllrs Jason Zadrozny and Dan Williamson

Local Plan back in progress

Ashfield District Council has announced it is progressing its Local Plan, which was first launched in October 2021, to the next stage of consultation to allow residents to give further feedback on the Council’s plans for new houses and developments in the District.

The Plan sets out the Council’s intention of challenging the Government’s target of building over 8000 new houses and avoiding housing growth in green belt areas across the District.

The Council will be moving forward to the next stage of its plan whereby residents will be consulted on much reduced housing numbers.  The Council wants to minimise impact on green belt.

Ashfield District Council intends to deliver of programme of new builds that will best serve the residents of Ashfield.

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said:

“I am pleased to say that after a lot of deliberation we are going forward to the next stage of consultation. It will not include the 8000 houses that the Government wants us to include. It’s too many. So we’ve looked at that and the public consultation and we will be protecting the green belt as much as we can.  We will also be reducing the plan by thousands of houses as we move towards the next consultation.  I want to thank the residents of Hucknall for positively taking the chance to have their say.  We have listened to their views.”

The Council’s Local Plan steering group will be considering options in order to make recommendations to the next Cabinet Meeting in September.