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Joint Local Plan Consultation


Welcome to the Joint Local Plan website 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.

Have your say on shaping the future of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent.


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 councils will consider each of the responses and produce a report including the councils' response. We will continue to develop and assess the Preferred Options in more detail and reflect this in the Draft Joint Local Plan which will include detailed planning policies. The aim is  to publish the responses and consult on the Draft Joint Local Plan before the end of 2018. We will continue to collect evidence to inform the Joint Local Plan and Sustainability Appraisal.

If you wish to be added to the Joint Local Plan consultation database then please send your e-mail address to localplan@stoke.gov.uk . 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.


Last updated 3 September 2018

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