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Knutton and Cross Heath Development Sites (Phase 1) Supplementary Planning Document

Newcastle Borough Council has produced a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Knutton and Cross Heath area.

It provides planning guidance for key housing sites in Knutton and Cross Heath which will be developed under the Renew Housing Market Renewal (HMR) programme.

It will give specific guidance for planning applications, including seeing that they have good design quality.

Its overall aim is to bring about an improvement in the quality of life in Knutton and Cross Heath. Developers will have to comply with the guidance set out in the SPD when making proposals for new housing developments.

The SPD will be introduced in the same phases as those of the HMR programme.

This part of the draft SPD sets out vision for the Lower Mile House Lane Estate and the former industrial sites immediately to the south east between the Wammy and Morrison’s store. These sites form the first phase of development to be brought forward under HMR programme.

As future phases of development are brought forward for other neighbourhoods, new sections of the SPD setting out the key planning considerations for each of those areas will be written. These later sections will have separate consultation procedures before they are adopted.

The SPD (Phase 1) was adopted on 30 July 2008. To see a copy of the adopted document, and its adoption statement, please follow the relevant links below:

Finalised SPD

Adoption Statement

During the production of the SPD, a number of useful and informative comments were received. A summary of these comments, and the Councils response to them, is set out in the Public Consultation Statement (see below).

Public Consultation Statement

The SPD is subject to a Sustainability Appraisal under Section 19(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The Sustainability Appraisal has been carried out to ensure that the courses of action embarked upon through the SPD will not have significant, undesirable, environmental effects upon the plan area. A copy of the Sustainability Report can be viewed here: Sustainability Report

Hard copies of the SPD, its sustainability appraisal and adoption statement can be viewed online at the Council’s website Copies of documents are also available free of charge by contacting Sean Walsh on 01782 742467 or e-mail Sean Walsh

Last updated 2 June 2017

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