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September 2021: Betley, Balterley and Wrinehill Nrighbourhood Plan, Examiner's Final Report

The Borough Council considered the Examiner's report and made the decision to accept the Examiner's recommended modifications, enabling the Betley, Balterley and Wrinehill Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to referendum. Information on the referendum will be published in due course. 

Examiner's report

August 2021: Madeley Neighbourhood Plan Submitted

Madeley Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Plan Proposal to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council on 5 August 2021. In accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has published the proposed Madeley Neighbourhood Plan for a period of six weeks from 6 September to 18 October 2021 in order to receive representations on the submitted plan.

All documents submitted for the Madeley Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed on the Neighbourhood Plan page.

Representations can be made in relation to the Madeley Neighbourhood Plan on the Neighbourhood Plan page.

August 2021: Borough Local Plan Issues and Strategic Options

The Borough Local Plan Issues and Strategic Options document was added to the agenda for debate at Planning Committee on 31 August 2021 and is intended to be considered by Cabinet on 8 September 2021. 

Once the document has been approved, dates for a six week public consultation will be widely advertised. More information on this consultation will follow in due course. 

July 2021: Open Space and Green Infrastructure Strategy

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council are working with consultants RSK to update the Open Space and Green Infrastructure Strategy. The assessment will help the Council understand the quantity and quality of open space in the Borough, and will help set an action plan for green infrastructure. We want to know what you think about our current open space provision, as well as how you use it. All responses are completely anonymous and will be used to inform the report. The survey comprises of multiple choice questions, and can be found following the link below:

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council Open Space Assessment Consultation

The online survey was open between 19 July and 16 August 2021.

June 2021: Statement of Community Involvement

The consultation on the new Statement of Community of Involvement took place from 19 April to 31 May 2021. The SCI sets out the council's policy for involving the local community in:

  • the development of the Local Plan; and
  • the determination of planning applications.

A summary of the representations received can be viewed here. The SCI is on the agenda for the next meeting of the Planning Committee, and is anticipated to be adopted by a meeting of the Cabinet in July.

June 2021: Betley, Balterley and Wrinehill Neighbourhood Plan Examination

The consultation on Betley, Balterley and Wrinehill Neighbourhood Development Plan took place from 19 April to 31 May 2021. The representations can be viewed here. Mr John Slater has been appointed to undertake the examination of Betley, Balterley and Wrinehill Neighbourhood Plan during June.   

April 2021: 5 Year Housing Land Supply Statement

The latest report covers the five year period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025. It can be viewed here.

March 2021: Local Development Scheme

Approval for the publication of the Local Development Scheme (LDS) was given at Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday 17 March 2021.The LDS includes the timetable for the production of the new Local Plan for Newcaste-under-Lyme.The LDS can be read below.

January 2021: Local Plan - A Review of the Options

On 13 January 2021 members of Cabinet resolved to undertake the production of a new Borough Local Plan independent of Stoke-on-Trent City Council. This followed Cabinets decision on 9 December 2020 to carry out a consultation to review the Joint Local Plan and determine the suitability of proceeding with it, or to start work on a new Borough Local Plan. The latest Cabinet Report for the Local Plan update can be viewed following this link.

This consultation has now closed. The Council would like to thank everyone who submitted a representation to express their views on this matter. All responses are summarised within the latest Cabinet Report following the link as shown above.

The planning policy sections of the website are currently being updated to reflect this new position. All contacts registered on the Joint Local Plan Consultation Database will be contacted in due course.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team by email: planningpolicy@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk, or telephone: 01782 742467.

Last updated 13 September 2021

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