Newcastle Local Plan
Newcastle Local Plan
The Newcastle Plan
Early engagement has started with residents, communities and stakeholders which will help shape the next Local Plan for the city - the Newcastle Plan. The current timeline is:
2024 – Stage 1 (Early Engagement)
Stage 2 ( Developing the Spatial Vision and Draft Plan)
2025 – Stage 3 (Preparation of the Pre-submission Plan)
2026 - Stage 4 (Submission for examination)
2027 – Stage 5 (Examination in public and potential adoption)
The Newcastle Plan will provide the spatial strategy for future development of the city and will set out our planning policies up to 2045, replacing our current Local Plan, once adopted. The Newcastle Plan is a key corporate priority and will help the council address our priorities to tackle poverty, address the cost-of-living crisis and work towards achieving the target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030 becoming an economically inclusive city.
Our current Local Plan - The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (Part 1) and the Development and Allocations Plan (Part 2) is still Newcastle's adopted Local Plan and will remain so until it is replaced by a new Local Plan. It will take several years to prepare a new Local Plan.
From Wednesday 24 January until Wednesday 6 March (inclusive) we will be running a six-week engagement exercise - a citywide conversation where we are asking for feedback on a number of key themes. The responses we receive will help shape the Newcastle Plan and that will shape Newcastle.
What is the Local Plan?
A Local Plan is a collection of documents that will guide future development in Newcastle to 2030.
- Part 1 - Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP)
- Part 2 - Development and Allocations Plan (DAP)
- Review of the CSUCP 16 March 2020
- Newcastle upon Tyne Policies Map
Planning for the Future - Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne 2010-2030
The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP) is a strategic planning framework that will guide development in Newcastle and Gateshead to 2030. It is the first part of both councils Local Plan, containing an overall vision and spatial strategy to deliver economic prosperity and create lifetime neighbourhoods. The Plan covers the whole of the area within the administrative boundaries of Gateshead and Newcastle and includes strategic policies and specific policies for the Urban Core, Sub-Areas and sites.
Adoption of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP)
The Plan was formally adopted by Newcastle City Council on 26 March 2015:
- Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, 2010-2030
- Adoption Statement
- Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement
CSUCP in smaller sections:
- Section 1 - Introduction
- Section 2 - Spatial Vision and Strategy
- Section 3 - Strategic Policies
- Section 4 - Urban Core Policies
- Section 5 - Site Areas and Site Specific Policies
- Section 6 - Delivery and Monitoring
- Section 7 - Endnotes and Appendices
- You can view the map areas on our combined Newcastle upon Tyne Policies Map
Examination of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan
Gateshead and Newcastle councils submitted the Plan to the Secretary of State for examination in February 2014.
The Inspector issued his Final Report in February 2015 and found the Plan “sound”, subject to a small number of changes known as ‘Main Modifications’.
Evidence Documents and Preparation of the CSUCP
- A number of examination documents and supporting documents supported the Examination in Public, copies of these are available at request by contacting Planning Policy.
- Key preparation stages of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan
Review of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP) - 16 March 2020
Local Plans should be reviewed at least every 5 years to check whether they need updating. This is required by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), paragraph 33.
Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council have reviewed the CSUCP. The review has assessed a range of factors including the performance of policies in the plan. Both councils have worked with neighbouring authorities and statutory consultees during this review.
The review concludes that there is currently no need to update the CSUCP. The CSUCP continues to deliver the key priorities and aims of both councils.
- CSUCP Review Report (16 March 2020)
Development and Allocations Plan 2015-2030 (DAP)
Part 1 of the Local Plan, adopted in March 2015 is called the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP). The Development and Allocations Plan (DAP) is Part 2 and provides more detailed policies to support our growth ambitions for Newcastle including:
- Policies which will be used to make decisions on planning applications
- Allocations of housing and employment sites to support Part 1
- Designations of retail centre boundaries and sites for environmental protection
The Development and Allocations Plan was formally adopted by Newcastle City Council on 24 June 2020
- Development and Allocations Plan 2015-2030
- DAP Policies Map
- DAP Adoption Statement
- Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement
- Policy Review - This sets out which policies have been replaced and deleted following the adoption of the DAP
Examination of the DAP
For further details on the Examination of the DAP please see the DAP Examination page
The preparation of the DAP has been informed and supported by a range of evidence documents
Newcastle upon Tyne Policies Map
- Development and Allocations Plan Policies Map (pdf version)
- Newcastle upon Tyne Policies Map (Part 1 and Part 2)
- Interactive Online Map
- This is a combination of the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP) and Development and Allocations Plan 2015-2030 (DAP).
- You can use the Key on the right hand corner to view the layers, and switch layers on or off. You can zoom in and out to get a closer look of the area you're interested in. Click-and-drag or use the arrow keys to move the move around. You can search via postcode at the bottom of the screen. The different sites are colour-coded depending on the policy type. Clicking a site on the map will display a pop-up box with more information on it, and a link to view that section of the document. Some sites have more than one layer there, you can scroll down in the pop up box to read all details. An aerial photography overlay is also available as an option from the Key.
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