We want to hear your views on our draft planning guidance that aims to control housing development across the city to help create sustainable communities. This new guidance acknowledges the increase in demand in the student housing market, with the number of full-time students in Newcastle growing by 68% from 25,271 in 2000 to 42,565 in 2014. Demand for purpose-built student accommodation has also seen a significant increase. Here's Cllr Ged Bell discussing this:
You can find out more information about this on our website here: Council launches consultation to manage housing development in Newcastle.
The documents we would like your views on are:
They can also be viewed at Newcastle Civic Centre, and Newcastle City library. You can ask questions about them and give us your views on them on the online topic wall below, by email to: email@example.com, or by post to this address: Newcastle City Council, Planning Policy, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.
We will use what people tell us to shape the final planning guidance, which will be published on the Council website: Newcastle City Council.