Planning Applications

Planning and Development became part of the Community Development Committee in 2018 and any issues with Planning and Development are dealt with by that Committee or the Planning Sub-Committee.

The Town Council plays an active part in all local planning issues. It is probably the area of the Council’s role that is best known to the community and which can be of the most importance, however, while the Town Council is consulted on planning issues, Northumberland County Council is the planning authority and the decision lies with them.

Members of the public can search and comment on planning applications via Northumberland County Council Public Access (pictured below).

Northumberland County Council Planning Portal

Click here to go to the Local Council Planning Portal and select the Parish name from the list to show the applications (Opens in a new window).

Blyth Town Council - Consultee Comments


OBJECTION RE:  Planning Application 20/02726/FUL

Reconstruction of three-storey premises consisting waste management unit at ground floor, members’ health club/gymnasium at first floor and two no. One-bedroom apartments at second floor  - 

Land And Buildings East Of Waterloo Road Social Club Edward Street Blyth Northumberland NE24 1DW 

- BTC object to this on the basis it that it is not a suitable location for a waste management unit, the plan doesn’t stipulate what kind of waste management.  There is no provision for car parking in the application.  This will exacerbate existing parking problems in the area. 
 
- BTC felt that the combination of a recycling unit, a gym and accommodation was a strange combination and would general noise issues.

 

27 May 2020 OBJECTION RE: Planning Application 20/01096/CLPROP - Certificate of lawful development for a proposed change of use of the building from a use for any purpose within Class A1 (shops) of the Schedule to the Use Classes Order to a mixed use for any purpose within Class A1 (shops) of that Schedule and as up to 2 flats. Specifically, the ground floor would remain in its entirety as a shop, with the first and second floors above, converted into luxury flats (one flat on each floor above the ground floor) for use by either a single person, a family living together, and by not more than 6 residents living as a single household in each flat. | 27-29 Waterloo Road Blyth NE24 1BW

 

Click here to view the official comment submitted by Blyth Town Council to Northumberland County Council Planning Officers (Opens in a new window) - 20/01096/CLPROP.

 

13 February 2020 - OBJECTION RE: Planning Application 19/04971/FUL - Change of use to Sui Generis Hostel providing short to medium term lodging Includes some internal demolition. Wellington House Wolsley Road Blyth Northumberland NE24 1DD

 

Click here to view the official comment submitted by Blyth Town Council to Northumberland County Council Planning Officers (Opens in a new window) - 19/04971/FUL.