Council's call for development sites

The county council is calling for people across Northumberland to put forward sites that they think could be suitable for future development.

Thursday, 22nd February 2018, 09:28 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd February 2018, 09:30 am
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As part of producing a new Northumberland Local Plan, the council is giving people an opportunity to suggest areas of land for potential use.

This call for sites will help the council to understand where land could exist for a range of possible future purposes and will add to information already held by the planning team.

Sites that could be used for housing, economic development or mineral extraction will be welcomed. Those which might be used for retail, leisure or other types of development will also be considered.

Landowners, developers, agents, residents and other interested parties are asked to put forward sites for consideration by Monday, March 12, at John Riddle, cabinet member responsible for planning, said: “The council already has a lot of information about sites, but we are extremely keen that this plan meets the aspirations of all residents and communities and so we are inviting everyone to put forward their ideas.”

A draft version of the new local plan will be published for public consultation later this year.