Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Borderlands

This webpage is a dedicated area for showcasing the work of the Newbiggin Borderlands Place Programme.

The vision and objectives agreed by the Newbiggin Borderlands Place Programme Board:


By 2031 The Borderlands Place Programme Board will have worked with the community and other stakeholders in the town to capture the passion of Newbiggin residents, both young and old, for a prosperous future.  

It will support Newbiggin in becoming a distinctive destination of choice to live, work and visit. Building on the history, heritage and strong arts and cultural offer of the town, the town will develop its thriving visitor economy throughout the seasons.  
The board will work with housing providers to address the housing needs of the town and will seize opportunities for the town from the digital and green economy.
Building on the success of existing independent traders, Newbiggin will retain a strong and resilient high street, creating employment opportunities and finding innovative ways to retain a young workforce.

Our strategic objectives for Newbiggin

  1. Collaborate with the local community of Newbiggin to imagine and then build a long-term future for the town.​  
  2. Maintain and increase the number of visitors spending money in Newbiggin throughout the year.​  
  3. Understand the housing needs of Newbiggin and support housing providers and landlords to maintain and increase the number of people living in Newbiggin. 
  4. Retain and increase the working age population in Newbiggin.
The Place Programme Board has been established to oversee the development of the Borderlands Place Plan and Borderlands Town Investment Plan for Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.    

The Board was established in November 2021.  It is made up of representatives from key public, private and community sector organisations.

Anne Lawson (Chair) - Northumberland County Council
Reemer Bailey - Newbiggin Development Trust
Lynn Burns - Newbiggin Community Ventures
Michael Farr - Bernicia
Brian Chilton - Newbiggin Heritage Partnership
Cllr Jim Lang - Northumberland County Council
Eddie Peat - Newbiggin Community Trust
Cllr Liz Simpson - Northumberland County Council
Cllr Jill Woodman - Newbiggin Town Council
Cllr Amy Wooton - Newbiggin Town Council
Your input to consultations so far has been invaluable. We have used your views to help inform our plans.

Newbiggin Town Investment Plan Survey (07 - 13 Feb 22)

Newbiggin BPP Consultation - Summary
Newbiggin BPP Consultation - Results Presentation