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Views sought on new Neighbourhood Plan Area for Norham and Islandshire 

Residents and businesses are being invited to give their views on a proposal for a new  Norham and Islandshire Neighbourhood Plan Area. 
The proposed new neighbourhood plan area would cover the whole of the administrative area of seven parishes: Ord, Norham, Horncliffe, Ancroft, Shoreswood Kyloe and Duddo. 

Ord Parish Council has formally applied to Northumberland County Council to seek approval for the designation.  

The Parish Councils have notified Northumberland County Council of their intention to be re-designated as a new multi-parished area following the departure of Holy Island to become a single parish neighbourhood plan area. 
If the designation is approved this would mean a Neighbourhood Plan will be developed for these parishes, focussing on a range of planning issues identified by the local community.  

Once made or adopted by the County Council, the Neighbourhood Plan will form a key part of the planning process for this area and be part of the statutory development plan for Northumberland. This means that future planning decisions in the parishes will be made in line with policies in them the Neighbourhood Plan, unless ‘material’ considerations indicate otherwise.  

The application including the proposed boundary and supporting statement can be viewed on the County Council’s website at or in person upon request at Ancroft Village Hall or County Hall, Morpeth during normal opening hours up until Monday 13th March 2023.  

Anyone wishing to make representations on the proposed neighbourhood area, must do so by email or letter. Representations must be received by the County Council on or before Monday 13th March 2023.  
Comments should be addressed to: 
Sarah Brannigan,  
Interim Planning Manager,  
Neighbourhood Planning Northumberland County Council,  
County Hall,  
NE61 2EF 
Or Tel: 07966 335508 
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