New survey seeks views on Blyth's future
16 Oct 2020
Energising Blyth web page
A new survey is encouraging people to have their say on developing plans for Blyth.
The council is encouraging everyone who lives, works, visits or runs a business in the town to give feedback on the area’s future as part of the first step in agreeing a new Town Deal which could secure up to £25m investment.
The survey, which closes on Sunday, November 1, is part of a new dedicated area on the council’s website about Blyth’s growth and regeneration and can be reached via: www.northumberland.gov.uk/energisingblyth
On the new web pages people will be able to;
- give initial views on Blyth’s future ahead of the Blyth Town Deal submission in January 2021
- look at feedback from consultations held in September 2019 and February 2020
- find out what the council and its partners have done in response to public views
- see details of the projects submitted to the Future High Street Fund over the summer
- learn more about and give their views on the Northern Gateway scheme which will be delivered in and around Bowes Street next year
The first step towards agreeing a Town Deal is the creation of the Blyth Regeneration Framework on which the council are now seeking views. It’s asking local people and businesses to have their say and give their own ideas to ensure Blyth’s future is shaped and supported by the people who live and work here.
The public consultation will close on the first of November. Due to coronavirus restrictions, this will be an online-only consultation.
Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Cabinet Member for Business and Tourism, said "It’s great to be able to give the community of Blyth another opportunity to express their views on plans for the town.
“We’ve very much enjoyed meeting the community in person in previous consultations but unfortunately that’s just not possible the way things currently are.
“People can be assured that we will be listening to their views online too as we develop the Blyth Town Deal with government."
Croft Ward County Councillor and Blyth Town Councillor Kath Nisbet added: "This is another great opportunity for the community of Blyth to comment on plans for the town's future. We look forward to hearing what they think."
Local businessman and Chair of the Town Deal Board, Alan Ferguson OBE said, “It’s important that everyone gets the opportunity to give us their feedback as we develop plans for the town, I urge you take part online if you can, or to contact us by email or post at the addresses below if this is more convenient for you.”
Economic Growth & Regeneration Team
Economy & Regeneration Service
Regeneration, Commercial and Economy Directorate
Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF
Energising Blyth web page