Chance to have your say on Mansfield planning document

Mansfield residents are encouraged to provide feedback on a document which sets out how the district council will consult on planning matters – such as new policies and applications.

By Shelley Marriott
Monday, 14th June 2021, 1:12 pm
A drop-in sessions is being held outside the Old Town Hall
A drop-in sessions is being held outside the Old Town Hall

The draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains:

- why householders should get involved in planning decisions;

- how residents’ involvement makes a difference;

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- what householders can expect from the council;

- what the council expects from residents’;

- how folk can still get involved during the Covid-19 pandemic, when opportunities to comment will arise and how they can best make comments;

- what the council does with the comments received and where to go for independent support and information.

The council is holding following drop-in sessions where residents can find out more on Thursday, July 1, from 1pm until 6.30pm at West Gate, by Primark/WHSmith); on Thursday, July 8, from 1pm until 6.30pm, at the car park at The Talbot/Co-op, in Warsop and on Thursday, July 15, from 1pm until 6.30pm, outside the Old Town Hall in Mansfield town centre.

Council chiefs say all events will be held outside in a gazebo – and says face masks should be worn, while hand sanitisers will be available.

They say feedback should preferably be sent electronically via the consultation portal or by email to [email protected].

The consultation period runs until Monday, July 26, and residents can view the document and comment online by visiting

Householders can also view a copy of the document at Mansfield Civic Centre, by appointment only, by calling 01623 463463 – and at every county library in the district during the consultation period.