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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

New Local Plan

On 22 October 2019, the Council agreed to proceed with the Pre-submission Local Plan and Policies Map to a Regulation 19 public consultation. The associated documents can be found on the Agendas and Minutes Library page under 'Council'.

The New Castle Point (Pre-submission) Local Plan and Policies Map was out for a public consultation from Monday 16 December 2019 to Friday 14 February 2020. 

Local Plan Progress Update

Updated 22nd April 2020

Thank you if you made representations during the recent new Local Plan consultation. The Council received just over 1,100 responses from around 600 consultees.

The Council is currently in the process of assessing representations received on the Pre-submission Local Plan during the consultation, which ran from the 16 December 2019 to the 14 February 2020. If you submited a response on behalf of a group, or as an individual, you should have now received an email or letter from the Council with the next stages of the process and a list of representations received, details of this can be found at 2019 New Local Plan Consultation. If you did not receive a notification, please contact us at

The Council are in the process of producing a Consultation Statement (or statement of community engagement) which will set out the response to each representation. 

At this time, it remains the Council’s intention to submit the Local Plan for Examination in Public in the summer of 2020. Interested parties are recommended to visit this webpage regularly for updates.