Consultation seven for Northumberland’s core strategy

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Consultation will begin next week on final modifications to an important planning document for the development of Northumberland up to 2031.

Agreed by the county council’s cabinet this morning, final major modifications to the core strategy of Northumberland’s Local Plan will be consulted on from Friday, November 11, to Friday, December 23, with submission of the plan to Government then scheduled for March 2017.

This is the seventh public consultation on the core strategy, and on each occasion the council has taken comments and feedback into account and adjusted details in the documents, where possible, as a result.

Coun Allan Hepple, cabinet member for economic growth at Northumberland County Council, said: “The council has ambitious plans for a prosperous Northumberland founded on quality local jobs and connected communities.

“We are determined that Northumberland will grow and prosper – with more jobs, more residents of working age and a greater choice in the housing market.

“We have to ensure that the core strategy and evidence are robust and can pass Government inspection, but most importantly can deliver these future benefits for Northumberland. We believe that these final modifications put the plan on a very firm footing for Government inspection next year.”

On the current timescales, the Local Plan would not be adopted before December 2017.