Planning is always a contentious issue especially in rural areas such as Northumberland and County Durham. Planners at Northumberland County council have identified the need for over 4000 new homes over the next 15 years, Planners predict that in order to meet this need, areas of land that are currently designated as green belt land will have to be used for housing.
There are several consultation meetings taking place during November where plans will be available, and residents will get a chance to have their say.
All the meetings start and finish at the same time and are in two parts:
1. Exhibition of plans 3-6pm
2. Public meeting 6.30-8.30pm
Thursday November 7: Prudhoe, Spetchells Centre, Front Street.
Tuesday November 19: Hexham, Prospect House, Hallgate.
Thursday November 21: Ponteland Memorial Hall.
Thursday November 28: Haltwhistle Library, Westgate.