A description of how the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy explains the important history, context and physical characteristics of the area, together with a description of the key challenges and opportunities which the area faces can be found on the CABE archived web pages.
The Borough Council adopted the Core Spatial Strategy on 28 October 2009. It now forms part of the Development Plan for the area. View the adoption statement here.
The Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy has been prepared jointly with Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
The Core Spatial Strategy sets out a broad framework for the future development of the whole of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. This approach helps to make sure that the two councils are working together to achieve the best results for both areas.
The other plans that are produced as part of the Local Development Framework must be in line with the Core Spatial Strategy.
In accordance with regulation 30 (3) (b) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State on 22 December 2008.
Inspector Jean Jones MA DipTP MRTPI was appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy Development Plan Document is sound. The examination began on 22 December 2008 and ended upon receipt of the Inspector's binding report on 23 June 2009. This concluded that the Core Spatial Strategy is sound, subject to a number of changes.
On 28 October 2009, full Council resolved to adopt the Core Spatial Strategy, incorporating the changes set out in the Inspector's binding report. This follows the earlier adoption of the document by Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 1 October 2009.
The Inspector's Report into the Core Spatial Strategy can be accessed below:
Core Spatial Strategy 2006-26 (Adopted)
A copy of the adopted Core Spatial Strategy, incorporating the Inspector's changes, is available below.
For clarification, references in the Core Spatial Strategy to 'the villages of Audley Parish', includes:
- Bignall End;
- Wood Lane;
- Miles Green;
- Alsagers Bank; and
Local Development Framework Proposals Map
The Local Development Framework Proposals Map consist of two parts, one map covering the 'North of the Borough', the other the 'South of the Borough'. Each is accessible via the following links:
Documents from the examination can be found below. If you have any queries on any documents please contact the Planning Policy Team on: 01782 742477.
The adopted Core Spatial Strategy forms part of the Development Plan. It outweighs the provisions of relevant Local Plan Policies. Please see below for the impact on saved policies from the Local Plan.
Matters and Issues for Examination
A schedule of Matters and Issues for the examination was produced and is available to view below:
Hearing statements in response to the Inspector's identified Matters and Issues can be accessed here.
The hearing documents consist of items such as suggested word changes that were produced for circulation at hearing sessions.
Inspector's Hearing Documents
- IHD1 - Agendas for Matters 1-12
- IHD2 - Matter 4 - Deliverability of 5 year housing supply
- IHD3 - Hearing Opening Statement
- IHD4 - Response to RHD10
- IHD5 - Policy CSP3
- IHD6 - Housing Mix
- IHD7 - Minor Changes
Council's Hearing Documents
- CHD1 - Revised Area Spatial Strategies for discussion
- CHD2 - Executive Housing
- CHD3 - Matter 2 – Item 5 – Town Road Exemplar
- CHD4 - Matter 1 - Item 6 - Proposals Map and Key Diagram Update
- CHD5 - Newcastle notes on 5 Year Housing Land Supply
- CHD6 - Housing sites update to 01/04/2009 Stoke
- CHD7 - Revised text for paragraph 2.11
- CHD8 - Apportionment of Stoke-on-Trent Strategic Housing Targets
- CHD10 - Track Change Document
(The Tracked Change document does not form a further draft of the Core Strategy but is intended merely as a tool to assist in identifying the changes in the Schedule.)
- CHD11 - CSS monitoring framework proposed changes 29/04/09
- CHD12 - Newcastle Employment Land
- CHD13 - Newcastle Rural Areas word change
- CHD14 - Revision to Paragraph 5.17
- CHD15 - Revision to CSP3
- CHD16 - Revision to CSP7
- CHD17 - Blue Planet Information
- CHD18 - Councils response to RHD8
- CHD19 - Councils Response to RHD19
- CHD20 - Councils response to the addition of Appendix 1 to Hearing Statements M4/HS/465 and M5/HS/465
- CHD21 - Councils Response to IHD6
- CHD22 - Councils Response to IHD5
- CHD23 - Councils Response to IHD7
- CHD24 - Councils response to RHD12
- CHD25 - Councils response to RHD13
- CHD26 - Councils response to RHD15
Representor’s Hearing Documents
- RHD1 – Highways Agency response regarding Statement of Common Ground
- RHD2 – Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (on behalf of Capital Shopping Centres) – Additional Comments
- RHD3 - RPS (on behalf of ASDA) - additional comments
- RHD4 - KJD Solicitors (on behalf of Mr. R A H Perkins)
- RHD5 - KJD Solicitors (on behalf of Mr. D E D Johnson)
- RHD6 - Mr. M Gilbert - The Planning Consultancy (on behalf of Wale Developments Ltd) - suggested additions to SP1
- RHD7 - Staffordshire County Council - Matter 11 - Minerals
- RHD8 - Wardell Armstrong (on behalf of Land Improvements) - Comments on CHD14
- RHD9 - Tyler-Parkes Partnership (on behalf of Morston Assets) - Comments on Annex 1 of CHD9
- RHD10 - Mr. J Gilbert – The Planning Consultancy (on behalf Wale Developments LTD) – Suggested revisions to CHD15
- RHD11 - The Theatres Trust response to the Schedule of Changes
- RHD12 - Emery Planning Partnership (on behalf of Madeley Manor Care Home Limited) – Response to CHD13, CHD20 and CHD21
- RHD13 - English Heritage comments on Schedule of Changes
- RHD14 - West Midlands Regional Assembly response to Schedule of Changes
- RHD15 - McDyre and Co (on behalf of Messrs J M & N W Hampton)
Schedule of Changes
The Councils' final consolidated schedule of changes is available to view below:
(Further word changes have been discussed in the Inspector's Hearing Documents IHD: 4-6 and the Councils' replies CHD: 18-22)
Other documents relating to the preparation of the Core Spatial Strategy can be viewed by following the links below:
- Publication Notice August 2008
- SUB/007 Consultation Statement Report
- SUB/008 Appropriate Assessment Screening Report
Revised Preferred Options
- SUB/010 Revised Preferred Options
- SUB/011 Revised Preferred Options Appendices
- SUB/012 Revised Preferred Options Sustainability Appraisal
- Publication Notice June 2007
- SUB/013 Core Spatial Strategy Preferred Options
- SUB/014a Sustainability Appraisal - Preferred Options Summary Report 2006
- SUB/014b Sustainability Appraisal - Preferred Options Core Policies 2006
- SUB/014c Sustainability Appraisal - Preferred Options Core Policy Options 2006
Issues and Options
- Sustainability Appraisal - Scoping Report Update June 2006
- SUB/015 Sustainability Appraisal - Scoping Report March 2005
- Issues Paper April 2005
- Commencement Leaflet
Comments and personal details you provide will be placed on a public register and on the Core Spatial Strategy Examination website where others may see them. They cannot be treated confidentially, however, they will not be used for any other purpose. If you have any queries or concerns about the processing of the information by the Council, please contact Helen Beech on 01782 742477.
Copies of the submitted Core Spatial Strategy, its Sustainability Appraisal, the Proposals Map, and statements setting out representations received can all be viewed by following the links below:
- SUB/001 Core Spatial Strategy 2008
- SUB/002a Sustainability Appraisal Report
- SUB/002b Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 1
- SUB/002c Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 2
- SUB/002d Sustainability Appraisal Non Technical Summary
- SUB/003 Newcastle-under-Lyme Proposals Map
- SUB/004 Stoke-on-Trent Proposals Map
- SUB/005 Regulation 30(d) Statement
- SUB/006 Regulation 30(e) Statement
Due to technical limitations, it has not been possible to provide direct links to other supporting documentation such as national and regional policy, and the evidence base underpinning the Core Spatial Strategy. These are instead available to view on the Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s website.
If you wish to view copies of all the representations made on the Core Spatial Strategy, please follow this link
Inspector's Questions and Responses
Clarification or further details requested by the Inspector, followed by the Council’s response can be found here.
Last updated 2 June 2017