CGI of a section of Blyth Relief Road

Extra dates added for Blyth Relief Road plans


Residents are being invited to a series of drop-in sessions to find out the latest on plans for the new Blyth Relief Road.

The Council is seeking views from the local community, businesses and other stakeholders as part of the statutory consultation process ahead of making an application for planning consent in early 2024.

Residents are invited to attend one of four information events to provide feedback on:

Thursday 2 November from 4pm – 7:30pm at Bede Academy (6th form building), Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY

Friday 3 November from noon – 4pm at Bede Academy (6th form building), Sixth Avenue, Blyth, NE24 2SY

Thursday 23 November from 4pm – 7:30pm at South Beach Residents Association, Blyth, NE24 3RJ

Saturday 25 November from noon – 4pm at South Beach Residents Association, Blyth, NE24 3RJ

Tuesday 28 November from 3pm-6pm at Church of the Nazarene in Cramlington off Northumbrian Road NE23 1AA

Thursday 30 November from 5pm-7.30pm at The Hub at Cramlington, (next to Concordia) Manor Walks, NE23 6YB

Monday 4 December from 5pm-7.30pm at The Isabella Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF

The proposed scheme involves the construction of a new dual carriageway and road widening of the existing single carriageway to dual carriageway along the length of the A1061. In addition, it is proposed to construct a new single carriageway link between Chase Farm Drive and Ogle Drive.

The scheme will reduce local congestion, reduce car and bus journey times, offer greater walking and cycling opportunities, improve air quality and support opportunities for future growth in Blyth.

The Relief Road scheme will follow on from the Northumberland Line project currently under construction.

Coun Wojciech Ploszaj, Northumberland County Council Cabinet Member for Supporting Business and Opportunities, said: "This is a critical project to fix current issues and future-proof transport in Blyth.

It's a very welcome and long-awaited project and along with the Northumberland Line, this will bring a significant positive impact to the community and the economy of Blyth.

“We want local people to be fully involved in the proposal and have the opportunity to have their say on the future of their town and see how our proposals may affect them.”

The six-week public consultation period will run from Monday October 30 to Monday December 11 to gather feedback from stakeholders and the public, to inform the design ahead of a planning submission.

The information will also be available online from October 30th at


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