Residents to be consulted on Morpeth Masterplan

02 Nov 2017

Morpeth residents are being given the opportunity to have their say on how the town develops over the next few years.

A special drop-in session is being arranged at Morpeth Town Hall to hear what the community would like to see in the town, along with areas for improvement.

The event, being held on Friday, November 10 between 2pm and 8pm, also aims to find out how services can best be delivered to local people and develop ideas on the future ‘look and feel’ of Morpeth.

While consultation events have been held in the town in the past, this is the first under the current administration, with the council taking a clean slate approach, with no fixed proposals on what should or shouldn’t be in the town.

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and himself a Morpeth resident, said: “As a council that listens we want to work with local residents and businesses on ideas for the future redevelopment of Morpeth - including key sites like County Hall, the former library site and the Leisure Centre.

“Morpeth is a town which presents so many opportunities - whether it’s retail, leisure or developing the night-time economy - but we want the community to be at the heart of the town’s future.

“Once we have all this information, it will ultimately form a supplementary planning document which will sit alongside the town’s Neighbourhood Plan and help developers understand how we want the Morpeth of the future to look.”

The Morpeth Masterplan consultation event takes place at Morpeth Town Hall, Market Place, NE61 1LZ, between 2pm and 8pm on Friday, November 10.

For residents who can’t make it along, a website survey will be set up following the event.