The Northumberland Consolidated Planning Policy Framework details the planning policy documents that are currently used to determine and guide planning applications in Northumberland.
Click here to view the Northumberland Consolidated Planning Policy Framework.
This framework includes a number of planning policy documents put in place by the former County Council and District/ Borough Councils. These policies are still being used to guide and determine planning applications by the Council, and are called 'saved policies'.
This framework is updated when new planning policy documents are adopted by the Council. The planning policies detailed in the framework will gradually be replaced by the new policies contained within the Northumberland Local Plan that is currently being prepared by the Council.
The Council has also produced a position statement regarding the general approach that will be taken to planning applications following the withdrawal of the Core Strategy, with particular regard to proposals for housing development. Click here to view the position statement following the withdrawal of the Core Strategy.