A way to share decisions on new homes with the community
The Town Council has prepared a draft Neighbourhood Plan for Hexham, submitting it in March 2019. This is subject to a further consultation process and an examination by an independent examiner. It will then be revised if necessary by Northumberland County Council before that Council submits the Plan to a town wide referendum. The Plan sets out a vision for the town that reflects the views of local people with a real interest in their community. Once the Plan has been made any new development that requires planning permission must be assessed against the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan and it will be part of the statutory development plan for the area. For more details see the Hexham Neighbourhood Plan website.