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Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Plan


Welcome to the Local Plan webpages. The Borough Council has set these pages up to make sure residents and other stakeholders are kept involved and informed in the process of preparing the Local Plan for Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The Local Plan is being prepared by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough 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.


Current Development Plan

The Development Plan for the borough currently consists of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy, the saved Local Plan Policies, the Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Waste Local Plan, the Loggerheads Neighbourhood Plan, and the Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston, and Whitmore Neighbourhood Plan.

These can be viewed by following this link.


New Local Plan

On 13 January 2021 the Borough Council resolved to undertake a new Local Plan for the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The Cabinet Report for the Local Plan update can be viewed by following this link. The Council consider a new plan presents the opportunity to reflect the aspirations for the Borough and its unique characteristics, will link effectively with Neighbourhood Plans and will be responsive to wider changes in the economy.

A revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) and Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) will set out the timetable for production of the new Local Plan and the way in which we intend to consult with the community. These documents are currently in production.

The Borough Local Plan Issues and Strategic Options is anticipated to be subject to public consultation in Autumn 2021.

Joint Local Plan

From 2013 to January 2021 the Borough Council worked with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to produce a Joint Local Plan. Work on the Joint Local Plan has now ceased, but the Councils will continue to work closely on cross boundary issues affecting Stoke and Newcastle.

Three consultations were carried out on the Joint Local Plan but it did not reach the stage of examination or adoption, and therefore it does not form part of the development plan.

Documents associated with the Joint Local Plan are still available. The planning policy pages of the website are in the process of being updated to reflect the production of a new Local Plan for the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Last updated 26 August 2021

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