The neighbourhood plan has now been submitted to Northumberland County Council for the final stage of consultation and examination.

We received over 450 comments during the six week pre-submission consultation period, which highlights the interest in development in the plan area. Appendix C to the Consultation Statement – “Responses to pre-submission consultation and amendments made” – lists the comments and the steering group’s responses to them.

Neighbourhood Plan

  1. Plan (Submission Document)
  2. Updated Policies maps:     Overview,    Seahouses,    Bamburgh,    Beadnell
  3. Basic Conditions Statement
  4. Consultation Statement
  5. Consultation Statement – Appendix C – Responses to pre-submission consultation and amendments made
  6. Consultation Statement – Appendix D – Responses to the Vision, objectives and housing needs survey
  7. Habitats Regulations Assessment Report 2017 (Report to inform HRA)
  8. Strategic Environmental Assessment for the North Northumberland Neighbourhood Plan 2017

Background Papers: Policy

  1. Settlement Boundary Methodology
  2. North Northumberland Coast Housing Paper
  3. Holiday Lets Impact Paper
  4. Coastal Community Team Economic Plan
  5. Seahouses Green Spaces
  6. Beadnell Green Spaces
  7. Bamburgh Green Spaces
  8. Non Designated Assets of local importance
  9. Bamburgh Management Parking Report
  10. Limekilns and Lobsterpots, Katrina Porteous, ISBN 978-0-9565495-5-6

Background Papers: Consultation

  1. Health Check
  2. What we’ve done – The work we have done so far
  3. You asked, we did – Engagement with the community
  4. Launch Event comments
  5. North Sunderland Parish Housing needs survey 2008
  6. Responses to Coastal Neighbourhood plan business survey
  7. Responses to Coastal Neighbourhood plan holiday home owners

Other relevant information

National Planning Policy Framework:

National Planning Practice Guidance:

Berwick on Tweed Local Plan (April 1999):

Northumberland Coast AONB Management Plan (2014-19):

Northumberland Coast AONB Design Guide for the Built Environment

Northumberland County Council Landscape Character Assessment August 2010:

Northumberland County Council Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (2017)

Northumberland County Council Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Map

Northumberland and North Tyneside Shoreline Management Plan May 2009:

Northumberland County Wide Housing Needs Survey Final Report 2012 Version 10.07.13) (Beadnell, Bamburgh & North Sunderland) (updated 2015):

Dark Skies – Exterior Lighting Master Plan (2013) Northumberland National Park Authority:

Seahouses Character Appraisal:

North Sunderland:

Northumberland Coast AONB Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study (used as background for Settlement Boundary considerations):