Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (Autumn 2023)

Results of the Consultation and Changes to be Made to the Neighbourhood Plan

See the results of the consultation and the changes to be made to the plan as a result of the responses – click Here

Pre –Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation – Autumn 2023

We have prepared a draft neighbourhood plan which has been informed by feedback from the local community.  Our draft plan includes planning policies and community actions covering a range of issues which seek to protect and enhance what makes our area special as well as ensuring our communities are sustainable, cohesive and thriving.

1             The main consultation documents on which we are seeking feedback are:

  • Pre submission draft plan – to view the full draft plan click Here
  • Draft Design Guide (Annex 2 to the plan) – click Here
  • Draft policies maps:
    • Longhoughton Parish – click Here
    • Longhoughton village inset – click Here
    • Boulmer village inset – click Here
  • Draft environment report – click Here

Copies of support papers that have informed the Neighbourhood Plan can be obtained by clicking the links below at 5.

2             The deadline for comments is 5.00pm on Monday 13 November 2023

3             Comments can be made in the following ways:

  • Using the online response form – click Here
  • Downloading the response form click Here Save it and Download and send completed to us via post or email (details below)
  • By email to:
  • In writing to: Longhoughton Parish Council, The Croft, Boulmer, Alnwick, NE66 3BW.

4     We are holding four drop in events where you can find out more about the plan and let us know your views:

  • Thursday, 5 October 2023, between 12pm and 4pm at Longhoughton Community Centre;
  • Friday, 6 October 2023, between 1pm and 4pm at Boulmer Village Hall;
  • Saturday, 7 October 2023, between 1pm and 4pm at Howick Village Hall; and
  • Saturday, 14 October 2023, between 10am and 2pm at Longhoughton Community Centre.
  • The exhibition will remain open at the Longhoughton Community and Sports Centre in Meeting Room 3 from Monday 09.10.23 to Monday 13.11.23 when the Centre is open.

5     The draft neighbourhood plan has been informed by the following documents:

Vision and objectives:

  • Boulmer survey and review (2017) – click Here
  • Longhoughton survey and review (2018) – click Here
  • Howick survey and review (2019) – click Here

Sustainable development:

  • Boulmer Settlement Boundary Background Paper (2023) – click Here
  • Design Guidance and Design Code (2021) – click Here


  • Longhoughton Parish Housing Needs Survey (2019) – click Here
  • Longhoughton Parish Housing Needs Assessment (2020)- click Here
  • Housing site assessment background paper (2023) – click Here
  • Longhoughton and Boulmer Residential Masterplan (2022) – click Here
  • Second and holiday homes background paper (2023) – click Here

Natural and historic environment background paper:

  • Natural environment background paper (2023) – click Here
  • Heritage background paper (2023) – click Here


  • Local green space and protected open space background paper (2023) – click Here
  • Draft Community Actions – click Here