Thank you to everyone who took part in our consultation on the Proposed Major Changes Report on the One Core Strategy, Urban Core Area Action Plan, Community Infrastructure Levy, Strategic Land Review and Draft Allocation Plan. This was our 5th round of consultation on the emerging Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan. We recieved some 14,000 comments via some 1800 submissions and 5 petitions. Many of the points reiterate what was said through previous rounds of consultation.
You can view all comments on our consultation portal.
About our consultation
Consultation began on 20th June 2012 until 13th September. The approach to consultation was developed using the principles of Let’s Talk Newcastle. The purpose of consultation was to gather the views of as many residents and stakeholders as possible.
Before consultation began the Council raised awareness and promoted consultation by distributing over 135,000 copies of City Life, writing to over 12,000 people including residents, businesses, organisations, statutory stakeholders, MPs, Parish Councils, Young people and schools. Posters were distributed across the city as well as all libraries and customer service centre. An extensive online campaign was also launched including using Twitter, Facebook, the Council’s websites and Let’s Talk Newcastle.
Five public workshops, five drop-in sessions, five breakfast meeting and a Young People’s workshop were hosted during the consultation period. Comments could be made during these or events or sent by freepost, email or uploaded on the dedicated consultation portal.
We are now carefully considering your comments and alternative options. A feedback report will be available shortly.
A summary of the Consultation Leaflets (June 2012) (pdf, 7.0Mb) is available.
Frequently asked questions (pdf, 63Kb).
Additional evidence is available in the Local Plan Library.
The Newcastle-Gateshead Retail Study: Strategic Comparison Goods Retail Capacity Forecasts Update 2012 is now available:
Planning a future for Newcastle (28 February 2012) Consultation feedback and population update
Page last updated: 24 April, 2013