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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).
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.