What does the joint local plan mean for you?

In this section

  1. What does the joint local plan mean for you?
  2. Where can I find out more about the joint local plan?

The joint local plan is being prepared by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. It will affect you in a variety of ways from new housing, roads, shops, businesses and schools.

When it comes into effect, it will replace the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent core spatial strategy.

The joint local plan will make sure the borough and the city develop in a managed way and meet the needs of local people and businesses between 2013 and 2033, including the need for 27,800 houses and 199 hectares of employment land to support more than 17,000 jobs. 

So far there have been three consultations: 

  • issues consultation document (February 2016)  which presented issues affecting the area
  • strategic options (July 2017) which presented options for employment and housing development based on different growth scenarios
  • preferred options (February 2018) which presented a preferred growth scenario, options for employment and housing development (including preferred sites) and strategic options for retail and leisure

A response to the most recent consultation is being prepared and there will be more public consultation before the final plan is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination.

Both councils aim to adopt the joint local plan by 2020.