Residents are urged to share views on plan

Residents are urged to have their say on the draft Local Plan for North Tyneside before the deadline of January 6.

The document will outline the development of the borough over the next 15 years and includes 110 potential sites, which could be used for housing, employment and new retailing – although not all will be needed.

Residents have already highlighted their concerns over some of the sites identified in the plan.

Now the council is encouraging everyone to share their views

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “The Local Plan is at an early stage of preparation and nothing is set in stone.

“A cross-party group agreed that no decisions should be made at this stage on which sites should be developed.

“That’s why this draft plan includes lists of over 100 sites that could be taken forward for housing, employment and new retailing. We don’t envisage that we need them all but we want local people to help us decide which are the best sites to be taken forward.”

The consultation closes at 5pm on January 6.

Residents can view the plans online at

A copy of the documents can be requested on the council’s website at , by emailing, or by calling (0191) 643 2310.