Hundreds have a say on town future

Visitors to the Morpeth Masterplan event.
Visitors to the Morpeth Masterplan event.

Hundreds of Morpeth residents have had their say on the next stage of ambitious plans to create a new future for the town.

Northumberland County Council is working with a range of stakeholders, including Morpeth Forum, to develop a masterplan on how the town develops over the next few years and how services can best be delivered to local people.

The latest drop-in event outlined progress on developments and was an opportunity to speak to key council officers and a range of other stakeholders who are working on future plans.

And for those who didn’t manage to get along or still want to give their views, an online survey is running until August 3.

The council is particularly keen to hear people’s thoughts on the proposals for the Chantry/library.

Coun Richard Wearmouth, cabinet member for economic development, said: “It was great to see the ongoing enthusiasm from the local community to play their part in shaping the future of Morpeth.

“While hundreds of people came through the doors on the day, there’s still plenty of time for people to have their say through our online surveys and all the responses will be carefully considered.”

To see the masterplan presentation boards, go online to

To take part in the online survey go to