A consultation exercise is under way to ask the residents of Newark and Sherwood their views on a review of sites allocated for housing and employment in the district.

Newark and Sherwood District Council has previously earmarked sites for a total of 10,000 homes and 203 hectares of employment land to be delivered by 2033 and the public now has the opportunity to have its say on the future suitability of these and a small number of new sites.

Among the new sites included are the former Thoresby Colliery, Clipstone, which is subject to a planning application for 800 homes and 10 hectares of employment land, and Quibell's Lane, Newark which has been identified as a proposed new travellers' site.

Residents are also invited to consultation events where you can come and speak to a member of Planning Policy. These are being held in the following locations:

Newark Library, Saturday, January 28, 2017 (10am-2pm)
Southwell Library, Saturday, February 4, 2017 (10am-2pm)
Edwinstowe Village Hall, Saturday, February 11, 2017 (10am-3pm)

There will also be informal 'drop-in' sessions with various parish councils across the District, where members of the team will also be available.

The Preferred Approach Sites and Settlements and Preferred Approach - Town Centres and Retail papers can be viewed online at www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/planreview/

Matthew Norton, council business manager – planning policy, said: "The Settlements & Sites paper sets out the council's preferred approach to future development in various settlements across the district and for the sites necessary to deliver planned growth. The Town Centres & Retail paper details the proposed approach to identifying and meeting the need for retail and other main town centre uses over the plan period."

The consultation lasts six weeks and will run until 24th February. Comments and suggestions can be posted at the above web address, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent by post to:

Planning Policy, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Kelham, Newark, Notts, NG23 5QX.