Development and Allocations Plan Consultation

Consultation is taking place until 16 November on the Pre-submission Development and Allocations Plan.The consultation is based on the next stage of its Local Plan that is a set of documents that aims to guide the future development in Newcastle up to 2030. You can take part online here, attend one of our drop in events taking place at The City Library or attend one of the four displays across the city. Email Planning Policy for more information

Council’s Budget - Interactive budget simulator launched to help save £20m

The People’s budget simulator has been launched for the second time to help the council save £20m forced by government cuts and rising costs. The award-winning tool is being used to help people see the difficult decisions the council is faced with and encourage engagement to help set a balanced budget. The council is looking to save £20m next financial year and is part of a three-year plan to save £60m in total. The interactive tool allows people to see how every decision has a potential impact on the delivery of services. This is reinforced with breaking news headlines to try and hit home the real-life impact on the delivery of services. Have your say on the budget by submitting your own proposals here.