Reduced Services

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

We ask that all residents #StayHomeSaveLives – see a Message from the Leader of the Council

Planning Policy

The 1998 Adopted Local Plan as amended and saved by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in 2007, together with a number of non-statutory Supplementary Planning Documents form the current development framework for the Borough. 

The Council began preparing a new Local Plan in June 2018. 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 of this meeting can be found on the Agendas and Minutes Library page under 'Council'.

The New Castle Point (Pre-submission) Local Plan and Policies Map went out for a public consultation from Monday 16 December 2019 to Friday 14 February 2020. For more information on the recent consultation please visit 2019 Local Plan Consultation