Local Development Framework
This is a 10 year strategy to 2020, but it is being
guided by One Nottingham’s longer term 20
year Vision for the City of Nottingham for 2030,
which is this:
Go ahead Nottingham: Safe, clean, ambitious, proud
Nottingham in 2030 will be a city which has tackled deprivation and inequality by:
- Being one of Europe’s top ten cities for science and innovation, sport and culture
- Making every neighbourhood a great place to live
- Giving the best start in life to all of our children and young people
- Making poverty history
We will do this by being radical, bold and daring to be different
We are proud of our city and confident in its future. We want the city to forge ahead over the next twenty years, squarely facing its challenges and showing ambition in everything we do.
Right at the heart of this vision – and this strategy – is a determination that over the next two decades we will fashion a new direction for Nottingham where accelerated wealth creation goes hand in hand with a decisive breaking of the cycle of inter-generational poverty through early intervention, so that more of our children grow up to benefit from the city’s wealth and with higher aspirations.
In 2030, Nottingham must not only be wealthier, but fairer. The true test of whether we have succeeded will be how many of our children grow up to achieve more than their parents.
Our twenty year Vision is that by 2030:
- Nottingham will be firmly established as one
of Europe’s leading cities for science and
innovation, with a reputation for world-class
research and a thriving knowledge-based
economy that provides high quality jobs for
local people as well as attracting the brightest
talent from across Europe.
- We want Nottingham to be a city where every
neighbourhood is an attractive, sustainable
and safe place to live and grow up, with each
neighbourhood having its own unique character.
- Nottingham will be recognised nationally as
an aspiring and family-friendly city where all
of our children and young people grow up to
be ambitious and equipped to succeed.
- We will break the inter-generational cycle of
poverty that exists in too many communities
by tackling causes not just symptoms through
early intervention, and achieve a new level
of social mobility so that every child in the
city can aspire to the same heights.
These are big aspirations. We will not achieve them by "muddling through" or by sticking to conventions. We will need to be radical in our analysis of what we must do, bold in our willingness to act and not afraid to be different.
This strategy has been developed in full
consultation with a wide range of residents,
businesses, community, voluntary and faith
groups and public agencies across Nottingham.
In 2007/8 One Nottingham ran a major public
consultation and visioning exercise – I’maginiNG
Nottingham – asking people what they wanted
their city to look like in the future, and what they
valued about it today.
The consultation process involved discussions:
- In focus groups, open events and
- Across every area of the city
- With residents, voluntary, community and
faith groups, businesses, agencies
The findings of this research were analysed and
drawn upon in helping to shape this strategy’s
vision and priorities. Partners in One Nottingham
have also been closely involved in shaping the
vision, priorities and the strategy itself through
workshops and a series of collaborative work
streams in the autumn of 2008. This strategy was
also extensively consulted upon, across One
Nottingham’s members, during the spring of 2009.