Morpeth Masterplan enters its next stage

The next stage of ambitious plans to create a new future for Morpeth takes place next month.

Last November over 300 visitors came to the Town Hall to share their ideas for the future redevelopment of the town - while 200 more took part via an online survey.

Northumberland County Council is  working with a range of stakeholders including Morpeth Forum to develop a masterplan on how the town develops over the next few years and how services can best be delivered to local people.

The main issues raised by those who took part in November’s event were parking, schools and education, leisure and sports facilities and the future of key buildings and land in the town.

Now an update session is being held in Morpeth Town Hall from 2pm until 8pm on February 9th to let people know what progress has been made on these issues - and advise on the next steps.

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Morpeth resident and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “It’s fantastic so many people got involved with this project and shared their ideas for the future redevelopment of Morpeth.

“We were delighted with the engagement and feedback from the masterplanning session - there were some great ideas put forward.

“It’s now time to take these ideas forward, look at the main issues raised and continue to plan for the future. I hope as many people as possible will be able to get along to see how the proposals are progressing.”
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