SPNP Ref'dum Info (here)
SPNP Referendum Plan(here)
Public Notice Reg 16 (here)
Area Desig. Map (here)
The Submiss version (here)
The Policies Proposals (here)
The Basic Conditions (here)
Consultation (here)
The SEA Opinion (here)
The HRA Opinion (here)
Covering Letter  (here)

Moorhouse Farm Shop
Jan - Local Stannington Artist
 The Ridley Arms
 St. Mary's Inn
 Jan's Quickie Caricatures

 Useful Links

Northumberland County CouncilPlanning Aid

Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan
Stannington Parish Council
Cramlington Neighbourhood Plan
Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan
Dinnington Neighbourhood Plan
Local Government
Allerndale Neighbourhood Plan










The Plan

The Plan covers the Parish of Stannington. A robust programme of community engagement and proportionate evidence base should help to make sure that a neighbourhood plan is based on a proper understanding of the local area and of the views, aspirations, wants and needs of local people. Producing a clear project plan with key milestones could be very helpful in guiding the plan-making process

Once a Neighbourhood Plan has been completed, it will have to be submitted to the local authority and then be subjected to an independent examination. This will make sure that the proper legal process has been followed and that the plan meets the basic conditions, including general conformity with strategic local policy. 


Vision and Aims
The Neighbourhood Plan can set out the community’s overall vision for the area and should include overall aims 
for its future development. These can relate to a wide range of planning and regeneration matters – social, economic and environmental. The vision and aims of the plan can then be translated into detailed policies, guidance and proposals.


Map of the Parish of Stannington

Preparing the Plan

Under the Localism Act, Town and Parish Councils, now have a discretionary power to prepare their own plan (rather than the local Planning Authority) which, if adopted, becomes part of the statutory development plan. Although intended to be a light process, there are Neighbourhood Planning Regulations to guide the plan making process. Neighbourhood plans also have to be in general conformity with National Planning Policy set out in the new National Planning Policy Framework and existing strategic policy.



Powerful Tools


Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure they get the right types of development for their community. Using these new tools, communities will be able to:

  • choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • have their say on what those new buildings should look like
  • grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead

Parish and town councils or neighbourhood forums will lead the creation of neighbourhood plans, supported by the local planning authority. Once written, the plan will be independently examined and put to a referendum of local people for approval.



SPNP Seal of Approval



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