NCC released a report on the 16th February that will be considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 23rd February and by Cabinet on the 21st March
The report highlights major failings with the Core Strategy and identifies significant areas of concern that need to be addressed before the Core Strategy can be submitted for scrutiny by a Government Inspector.
The current proposal is not fit for purpose and NCC acknowledge that major modifications are needed. Changes to proposals will necessitate further consultation.
Ponteland Green Belt Group are reviewing the Report; we have already raised initial concerns that some information included within the report is misleading.
We have attached the Core Strategy Update report for your information and would urge you to read it – many of the issues relate to Ponteland.