Northumberland Local Plan

Northumberland Local Plan (Core Strategy)

The Northumberland local plan is a collection of documents containing planning policies used to assess applications and guide the location of future development in the county.

The Northumberland Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination on 7 April 2017.

At a meeting on the 5 July 2017, Northumberland County Council agreed to formally withdraw the Core Strategy from the independent examination process.

Following a review, the County Council has agreed that a full Local Plan document will be prepared and the Council will no longer be proceeding with the Core Strategy as well as the proposed Delivery Document.

A Local Plan document is currently being prepared by the County Council. It will include the planning policies that will be used to guide and determine future planning applications in Northumberland, detail the scale and distribution of new development and include land allocations and designations.

Subject to approval from the Council’s Cabinet, consultation on a draft of the Local Plan will begin on 4 July 2018 and take place over a six week period until 15 August 2018.

There is more information about the Local Plan through the following link:  Northumberland Local Plan