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Have Your Say - Public Consultation

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is committed to consulting local people on local issues, on the work that we do, and the priorities and aspirations for the Borough.

What is consultation?

Consultation is a process of dialogue leading to a decision. Consultation involves seeking opinions on options before decisions are reached, seeking to increase the involvement of local people, communities, businesses and the voluntary sector in important decisions that may impact on them. The main aim of consultation is to listen to and learn from local people and communities.

Public participation is a statutory requirement but it is also more than that. It has become an integral part of the Council’s everyday functioning which aims to provide services which are more responsive to people’s needs and to also promote a democratic process which encourages local people to have an influence in matters that concern them directly.

The Council's research team carries out a range of consultation work both corporately and also on behalf of individual service areas. Consultation is carried out using quantitative and qualitative methods, including the Council’s e-Panel and focus groups.

Ongoing surveys

Satisfaction with council services surveys

The following surveys are ongoing. We will publish the results from these surveys via this page.

Satisfaction with Streetscene Operations. Please follow this link to have your say.  

Satisfaction with Customer Services. Please follow this link to have your say.

Satisfaction with Planning Services.  Please follow this link to have your say.

Satisfaction with Revenues and Benefits.  Please follow this link to have your say.

Surveys  with set closing dates

Joint Local Plan Strategic Options Consultation 17 July – 22 August 2017 (Extended from the initial deadline of 15 August).

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are preparing a Joint Local Plan for the area. The two councils are currently seeking your views on the Strategic Options consultation document, which sets out a new vision for the area, the aims and objectives to achieve that vision, potential levels of economic and housing growth and also the broad locations where employment and housing development could go.

To find out more about the consultation and to access the consultation documents and feedback form, please follow this link

If you have any questions about the consultation process, please contact us at localplan@stoke.gov.uk or telephone 01782 742333 (during normal office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday).

The closing date for responses in 5pm on Tuesday, 22 August 2017.  Responses received after this time will not be considered. 

Civic Awards

Civic Awards 2017 has been launched and nominations for local schemes are invited.

The Civic Awards aims to promote better design in buildings and development of land in Newcastle-under-Lyme and to recognise their contribution to improving the borough.  Follow this link for further information - note that nominations for these awards close on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Dog Control Orders

The Council has a range of Dog Control Orders which have been in place since April 2013 and are currently being reviewed.  

Changes to legislation mean that our current controls can only operate until 20 October 2017. If they are to continue a new Public Spaces Protection Order, also known as a PSPO, needs to replace them.

We welcome your comments on the proposed PSPOs. Read further information on the proposed PSPOs and  have your say on them here, until Sunday, 3 September 2017.

Re-launch of the Council's e-panel

We have re-launched our e-panel and are looking for residents who are interested in having their say on council services to join.  If you wish to become a member then please follow this link to register - a process that should take around one minute.  You will then be notified of council consultations and surveys when they are published and invited to have your say. There is no obligation to complete all surveys that you are notified of and you can respond to whichever surveys interest you the most.  If you have already registered and have received notifications of new surveys then there is no need to re-register.

If you have any questions or comments about the consultation process, please contact our research team via surveys@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk.  For any questions or comments about individual consultations / surveys, please use the links provided above.

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