This section provides the population forecasting studies and evidence reports that formulate the planning policies and proposals in the Northumberland Local Plan.
Following the withdrawal of the draft Northumberland Core Strategy from the examination process on 7 July 2017, the draft local plan and all documents relating to it have been removed from the local plan section of the website so as to accord with Regulation 27 of Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Council is reviewing a number of issues and the supporting documents should not be relied upon in the local plan context. However, information in these documents may remain relevant in the context of planning applications in order to inform decision making. The information may also be of value to other organisations and residents. These population forecasting related documents are therefore published here for that purpose. It should be noted that there may be references in these documents to the now withdrawn Core Strategy.
Therefore, given the reasons for the withdrawal of the draft local plan, comments, conclusions and recommendations made within the documents should be treated with caution. Following the review being carried out, a number of these documents will be updated, or replaced, as a new Local Plan for Northumberland is prepared.
Northumberland County Level Demographic Analysis and Forecasts
The Northumberland Demographic Analysis and Forecasts (County Level and Sub-County Level) presents population and household forecasts, based on different demographic scenarios, using a range of migration and economic assumptions. These scenarios helped establish the objectively assessed need for housing as indicated in the Northumberland strategic housing market assessment. Click here to view the Northumberland Demographic Analysis and Forecasts (March 2017)