Plans will go on show for town’s future

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Bedlington residents are being invited to see future proposals for the town.

The drop-in event will be held on Tuesday, October 27, at Bedlington Library from 2pm to 7.30pm, and include displays and information from Northumberland County Council, Active Northumberland and Arch, the council’s development company.

The event marks the start of dialogue with the council on plans for Bedlington, including Arch’s plans to redevelop the Tesco site and Active Northumberland’s investment proposals.

It will also be a chance for visitors to meet and ask questions to Bedlington’s new ‘town champion’ – Dean Jackson, one of nine senior council officers who have been nominated to help take forward the proposals for each of the county’s main market towns.

Dean Jackson said: “Bedlington has always been a priority for the council, and this is the latest step in progressing ambitious plans for the future.

“This is a great opportunity for residents and other interested parties to find out first hand, plans for the future of the town.

“It’s important we hear local people’s views and suggestions which we can feed into future plans for consideration.”

The day will be informal, with visitors able to drop in, look at the plans and speak with staff.