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Joint Local Plan Consultation


Welcome to the Joint Local Plan webpages which the two councils have set up to make sure residents and other stakeholders are kept involved and informed in the process of preparing a new Joint Local Plan for Newcastle-under-Lyme and the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

What is a Local Plan?

The Joint Local Plan is being prepared jointly by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. It will affect you in a variety of ways from new housing, roads, shops, businesses and schools.

Before any decisions are made about how much housing and employment land is required for the future and where this should be built, it is important that you have your say.

Preferred Options Consultation 1 February – 1 March 2018 (NOW CLOSED)

This stage in the preparation of the Joint Local Plan was the Preferred Options document, which set out the preferred levels of housing and employment growth that Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are planning for over a twenty year period and the initial set of preferred housing and employment site locations to accommodate this growth. This followed the consultation held in Summer 2017 on a range housing and employment growth options and six broad locations to accommodate the housing and employment growth options. 

What happens next?

The aim of the councils had been to publish the responses and consult on the Draft Joint Local Plan before the end of 2018. However, the timetable for the production of the Draft Joint Local Plan has been changed to Autumn 2019. This is because of the introduction of the new Revised National Planning Policy Framework and the introduction and proposed changes to the Government's standard methodology for calculating local housing need. In order to make sure the plan is sound and robust, further work needs to be carried out. The councils will continue to collect evidence to inform the Joint Local Plan and Sustainability Appraisal. More information can be found at the Stoke-on-Trent City Council's website

Revised Joint Local Plan Timetable

If you wish to be added to the Joint Local Plan consultation database then please send your e-mail address to Local Plan. Alternatively, write to Planning Policy, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1BL including your name, building number, street and postcode. Without a building number or postcode we will not be able to contact you.

Joint Local Plan Consultation Database

If you wish to be informed about future consultations on the Joint Local Plan by email notification, please sign up to be notified on the Stoke Council website using this link:



Last updated 27 June 2019

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