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.

Consultation on a draft of the Local Plan took place in July and August 2018 and representations on a ‘Publication Draft’ Local Plan will be invited over a six week period from 30 January 2019 to 13 March 2019 before it is submitted for examination in May 2019.

The ‘publication draft’ of the plan was considered by Northumberland County Council’s full council meeting on the 9 January 2019, and councillors agreed to its publication for final public scrutiny before submission to Government.

The 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.

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