Northumberland Local Plan – Publication Draft Local Plan -Consultation 30 January To 13 March 2019

Comments on the ‘Publication Draft’ of the Northumberland Local Plan will be invited by Northumberland County Council during a six week period between 30 January 2019 and 13 March 2019.

The draft of the Publication version of the Local Plan and the Policies Map was agreed by the NCC on 9th January. The minutes and the draft of the publication can be accessed from the following link:

The Local Plan sets out strategic planning policies and planning principles for the whole county, the general scale and distribution of new development, and the detail of where new homes, workplaces and facilities will be located. The Publication Draft Local Plan provides the final opportunity to comment on the document before it is submitted for independent examination.

In February and March 2019 NCC will be hosting a number of drop-in sessions around Northumberland. The drop-in sessions will include a small exhibition and staff from the local plan team will be present to help answer questions and advise on how to provide comments. The dates, times and venues for these drop-in sessions are provided below for your information.

Drop-in sessions for the Northumberland Local Plan - February and March 2019

Hexham, Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, NE46 3LS - Wednesday 6 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Allendale Library, Dawson Place, NE47 9PP Thursday 7 February 2019 2pm - 6pm

Alnwick St James Church Centre, Pottergate, NE66 1JW Saturday 9 February 2019 10am - 3pm

Amble Development Trust Offices, Dilston Terrace, NE65 0DT Monday 11 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Belford Bell View, West Street, NE70 7QB Tuesday 12 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Ashington Hirst Welfare Centre, Alexandra Road, NE63 9EL Wednesday 13 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Berwick-upon-Tweed William Elder Building, Castlegate, TD15 1JT Thursday 14 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Prudhoe Bowls Pavilion, Waterworld, Front Street, NE42 5DQ Saturday 16 February 2019 10am - 3pm

Seaton Delaval Parish Council Offices, Astley Road, NE25 0DG Monday 18 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Blyth Briardale Centre, Briardale Road, NE24 5AN Tuesday 19 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Haydon Bridge Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road, NE47 6ET Wednesday 20 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Bellingham Town Hall, Manchester Square, NE48 2AS Wednesday 20 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Choppington Social Welfare Centre, Colliery Road, NE62 5SS Thursday 21 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Cramlington Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, NE23 6YB Saturday 23 February 2019 10am - 3pm

Morpeth Morpeth Town Hall, Market Place, NE61 1LZ Monday 25 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road, NE20 9NX Tuesday 26 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Bedlington Community Centre, Front Street West, NE22 5UB Wednesday 27 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Rothbury  Jubilee Hall, Bridge Street, NE65 7SD Thursday 28 February 2019 2pm - 7pm

Haltwhistle Library, Westgate, NE49 0AX Saturday 2 March 2019 10am - 3pm

Wooler Cheviot Centre, Padgepool Place, NE71 6BL Monday 4 March 2019 2pm - 7pm

Seahouses Sports and Community Centre, Stone Close, NE68 7YL Tuesday 5 March 2019 2pm - 7pm

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Sports and Community Centre, Woodhorn Road, NE64 6HG Wednesday 6 March 2019 2pm - 7pm

Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helen’s Street, NE45 5BQ Thursday 7 March 2019 2pm - 7pm

Alongside the Publication Draft of the Local Plan, the NCC is publishing for consultation scoping documents for a Design Guide for Northumberland and a Highways and Transportation Design and Delivery document, which together will provide developers, landowners and applicants with holistic design principles, guidance and good practice.

If you have any queries relating to this forthcoming consultation, please do not hesitate to contact NCC via email to or 01670 623631. More information on the Northumberland Local Plan can be found on the website at