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Local Planning

How does local planning work?

When an individual, business or developer puts in a planning application this is lodged directly with Northumberland County Council’s local planning department.

The planning department then advertises the proposal on their website and notices are placed next to the proposed location with details on how to comment. Any individual can comment on a planning application and the easiest way to do this is through the NCC planning portal using the reference number on the application poster.

 

How does the Parish Council fit into the process?

In addition to the mandatory notice and planning portal, NCC will inform the Parish Council of the proposal and invite comment.

Parish Councils have no powers to approve or reject planning applications - they can only comment in the same way that an individual resident can. The final decision is made by the NCC planning department.

If you have concerns about any planning application the best thing to do is to comment via the NCC planning portal.

 

Current Planning Applications

Enter the reference number below into the NCC Planning Portal.

 

22/01024/COU - Proposed change of use of existing residential flat to form commercial office/studio space

21/04931/FUL - Restoration of watercourse by infilling with stone and regrading banks to more stable profile | Land Near Hole Farm Cottage Bellingham Hexham Northumberland

21/04592/FUL - Demolition of 2 no. youth hostel cabins and erection of 9 no. caravan pitches and children's play area | Hareshaw Linn Caravan Park Bellingham Hexham Northumberland NE48 2DA

21/03910/FUL - Construction of new convenience food retail store (Use Class E) with associated access, parking and landscaping

21/03415/FUL - Construction of 64no. (was 60no.) new homes (Use Class C3) including associated access, landscaping and infrastructure | Land North Of The Mart Field Bellingham Northumberland

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