Residents invited to update for Morpeth masterplan

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The next stage of outlining the future plans for Morpeth takes place early next month.

Hundreds of residents have already shared their ideas for the developments they would like to see in the town at events in the Town Hall and through online surveys.

And now a Morpeth masterplanning update and feedback event will be held at the Town Hall on Friday, July 6, between 2pm and 7pm.

Northumberland County Council is working with a range of stakeholders, including the Morpeth Forum, to develop a masterplan for the town over the next few years.

As well as major schemes, it will include details of how services can best be delivered to local residents.

The drop-in event will outline progress on developments and offer an opportunity to speak with key council officers and a range of other stakeholders who are working on their own plans.

Those attending the last event in February included Morpeth Town FC, Crafted Projects (owner of the Queen’s Head Hotel) and Zonic Developments. Since then, The Terrace site has gone onto the market and a comprehensive parking plan has been produced for Morpeth.

Coun Richard Wearmouth, cabinet member for economic development at the county council, said: “We’ve been delighted with the engagement and feedback from our previous masterplanning events – there’s a real passion from local people to have their say and get involved.

“I hope as many people as possible will be able to get along to see the latest developments on a number of schemes in the town.”