Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Pre Submission Draft

Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Pre Submission Draft

Final Consultation: November 1st to noon on December 16th 2016


Over the past three years the Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan steering group of volunteers acting on behalf of the Town Council has been working towards a pre-submission draft plan for the next stage of Neighbourhood Planning.

Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011.

Since 2013 the group has followed a process to ensure the Neighbourhood Plan reflects what the community in Ponteland want, whilst also seeking to ensure that the plan will meet the ‘basic conditions’ of national planning policy and guidance.

We now need your input to ensure the plan and policies are developed fully to reflect the views of local people and a ‘drop-in session’ has been arranged for Saturday November 5th from 10am to 1pm at Merton Hall, where you can come and talk to the steering group members.

You can also let us know your views on the draft plan in the following ways:

  • Inspect hard copies of the draft plan and documents at Ponteland Town Council Offices between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Send written representations by post to Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, c/o Ponteland Town Council, Unit 1 Meadowfield Court, Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Ponteland, NE20 9SD.

Written comments must be received by 12 noon on Friday December 16th.

Next Steps

Following the end of this consultation period we will review the responses received and identify if any changes need to be made to the Neighbourhood Plan and its evidence base. The current timetable for the next stages of the plan making process is:

  • Submission of the plan to Northumberland County Council for examination – Feb/March 2017
  • Consultation on the submission plan – Spring 2017
  • Examination of the Plan by an independent examiner – Spring/Summer 2017
  • Referendum – Autumn 2017
  • Neighbourhood Plan ‘made’ by Northumberland County Council – Autumn 2017

The Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan website can be accessed via the following link:




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