Chance for public to view £74m plans

Plans for the next stage of the Ashington Investment Plan will go on show next week.

Local people are being encouraged to take a look at the next stages of the £74m plan including providing their views on options for the pedestrianised area of Station Road.

The proposals will be on display over three days giving public, retailers and local businesses plenty of time to pop along to the local high street shop and see the next stages in the development.

Plans will be on display Thursday, September 3, Monday, September 7, and Tuesday, September 8, from noon to 7pm at Unit 2, Wansbeck Square, Ashington, in the shop between Buzz café and Northumberland County Council’s offices.

The public open days will be an opportunity to see the proposals for the regeneration and redevelopment of Ashington’s North East Quarter, and will give people an opportunity to feedback and comment on proposals - ahead of a second round of public consultation before a submission of a planning application at the end of the year.

Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck, said: “The Ashington Investment Plan represents a serious long term and major commitment to improve Ashington by creating a superb new town centre environment for local people. I am excited to see the plans to revitalise Ashington continuing at pace.”

Coun Dave Ledger, deputy leader of Northumberland County Council and chair of Arch, said: “I hope people take this opportunity to come along to see and comment about what is proposed.”

For more information about the events, contact Arch on (01670) 528488 or email