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Local Planning Document for Gedling Borough
Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications in accordance with Regulation 19
Statement of Representations Procedures

Gedling Borough Council has prepared the Local Planning Document for Gedling Borough which includes site allocations and a suite of development management policies.

The Gedling Borough Local Planning Document was submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in October 2016. A number of Main Modifications are proposed for consultation. These are identified as Main Modifications (MM) in the schedule titled ‘Proposed Main Modifications to the Gedling Borough Local Planning Document Publication Draft (February 2018)’. The Main Modifications are also supported by the Sustainability Appraisal Publication Draft Main Modifications Report; and the Habitats Regulations Assessment and Equality Impact Assessment – Main Modifications. The Policies Map is published alongside the proposed Main Modifications for ease of reference. The Policies Map does not fall within the scope of the Examination and is made available for comments which are for the Borough Council’s use only. 

The consultation is limited to the Main Modifications and the Policies Map only and this is not an opportunity to comment on other aspects of the Local Plan.

All comments on the Main Modifications received will be forwarded to the Inspector for consideration with comments on the Policies Map for the Inspector’s information only. 

Other more minor changes proposed by the Borough Council are included within the schedule titled ‘Proposed Additional Modifications to the Gedling Borough Local Planning Document Publication Draft (February 2018)’ for completeness but are not the subject of this consultation.

Geographical Coverage
The whole of Gedling Borough.


• Proposed Main Modifications to the Gedling Borough Local Planning Document Publication Draft (February 2018);
• Sustainability Appraisal Publication Draft Main Modifications Report;
• Habitats Regulations Assessment and Equality Impact Assessment – Main Modifications.

Consultation Period: All representations must be submitted between Monday 12th February and 5pm on Monday 26th March 2018

How to comment: 

The consultation documents can be viewed online and formal comments can be made using the following link

Additionally, representation forms can be downloaded from the consultation page:
Paper copies of the above documents and representation forms are also available at Deposit and Information Points, as follows:

Deposit Points

• Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold;
• St Mark’s Church, Bestwood Village (call for appointment – 07591947432);
• Calverton Library, St. Wilfrids Square, Calverton;
• Ravenshead Library, Milton Court, Ravenshead; and
• Hucknall Library, South Street, Hucknall.

Information Points

• Arnold, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Carlton Hill, Gedling, Mapperley, and Woodthorpe Libraries;
• Colwick Community Centre, Vale Road, Colwick (call for appointment – 07954163747);
• Lambley Village Hall, Catfoot Lane, Lambley (call for appointment – 0115 926 2060);
• Newstead Centre, Tilford Road, Newstead (by appointment after 4pm);
• Papplewick and Linby Village Hall, Linby Lane, Papplewick;
• St Georges Centre, Victoria Road, Netherfield; and
• Woodborough Village Hall, Lingwood Lane, Woodborough.

Completed paper versions of the representation forms should be sent:- 

• By email to; or 
• By post to Planning Policy, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU.

Further notification:
Representations may be accompanied by a request for you to be notified at a specified address that:

• The recommendations of the person appointed to carry out the independent examination of the Local Planning Document have been published;
• The Local Planning Document has been adopted. 

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy team by e-mail or alternatively by telephone 0115 901 3733.

CONFUSED? See Cllr Smith’s item on page 12.


Gretchen Peters

One of America’s most successful singer-songwriters, Gretchen Peters, will be one of the headline acts at this year’s Gate To Southwell Festival in rural Nottinghamshire this June.

Grammy-nominated and recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gretchen’s songs have been recorded by diverse artists such as Etta James, George Strait, Shania Twain and Neil Diamond, and she’s co-written and duetted with Bryan Adams. Her 2015 UK tour sold out and featured an acclaimed performance at Glastonbury.

Long regarded as one of the best voices in country and roots music, her hit album ‘Blackbirds’ was described as “an Americana tour de force” by The Sun while Uncut magazine hailed her as “one of Nashville’s greatest talents of the past two decades”. Her recent collection, ‘The Essential Gretchen Peters’, features many of her classic songs including ‘Independence Day’, ‘Hello Cruel World’, ‘The Secret Of Life’ and ‘On A Bus To St Cloud’. She’ll be performing in the Southwell Big Top on Saturday June 9th.

Gretchen Peters brings further international class to Gate To Southwell 2018 (June 7 to 11) joining an eclectic musical line up that already includes legendary folk rockers Lindisfarne, great Irish singer Cara Dillon, Denmark’s Habadekuk, Louisiana blues stars the Lil Jimmy Reed Band, award-winning English folk stars The Young’uns, hillbilly Canadians Ol’ Savannah and many more artists.

Another exciting USA newcomer to Southwell in June will be Truckstop Honeymoon, fusing bluegrass, punk rock and soul with music hall jazz and rock & roll. Created by Katie and Mike West, and born in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Truckstop Honeymoon took to the road in 2005 after their home, and their recording studio, were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Since then, they’ve relocated to the Midwest music mecca of Lawrence Kansas but still continue to travel the world with their four kids.

Bargain priced Tier One tickets are still available via