Advertising Opportunity for Chamber Members!

By Jenny Wilkinson / Wed 5th Apr 2017

Special Advertising Offer for Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade Members!Morpeth Fair Day is the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade’s annual flagship event and regularly attracts over 30,000 visitors to the town. With plenty of entertainment, interesting stalls, displays, ...

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All three applications have been called-in by the Secretary of State!

By Jenny Wilkinson / Mon 27th Mar 2017

Message from the South Morpeth Coalition (SMC):- 'Great news! All three County Hall applications have been called-in by the Secretary of State! SMC just had an email from the National Planning Casework Unit, extract below:  “I am writing to let you know that the Secretary of State has ...

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Latest from Northumbrian Water on the Dark Lane roadworks..The end is in sight!

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sun 19th Mar 2017

"As you may have noticed, we are making good progress with the drainage work on Dark Lane and are at the St George’s junction now. We have moved the traffic lights tight up to our working area allowing access onto Dark Lane from Thorp Avenue. On Monday next week, we will be continuing our drai...

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Minister puts County Hall plans on hold

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sun 19th Mar 2017

Controversial plans for a retail park, 200 houses and school on the County Hall site in Morpeth have been thrown into doubt following central government intervention.  Gavin Barwell MP, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning has informed Northumberland County Council that they...

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Leisure Centre Consultation

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sun 19th Mar 2017

Please see attached PDF and link with info on the second stage consultation from NCC and Active Northumberland re a new Leisure Centre and other development. Active Northumberland - Morpeth Leisure Centre Plans Reach Next Stage     ...

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Latest update from Northumbrian Water re Dark Lane roadworks...

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sat 11th Mar 2017

Date: 11 March 2017 at 09:04:49 GMT 'We are making good progress and ahead of schedule.  Whilst this last section is shallower, there are a number of services (BT, gas, electric, etc) we need to work around so assuming there are no unforeseen issues, we expect to have the traffic management of...

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NCC Planning Committee Decision - Media Interest

By Jenny Wilkinson / Wed 8th Mar 2017

Dear Chamber Members, Jacky Beesley, Chair of Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade, will be appearing on local news tonight. The story focuses on yesterday's approved plans, despite the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan being the Councils's adopted Plan for all future development. There is growing inter...

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NCC Planning Committee Decision - as expected...

By Jenny Wilkinson / Wed 8th Mar 2017

Dear Chamber Members please see below a message from the SMC, which we feel says it all. We would like to also add our thanks to everyone too. We will keep you posted on next steps. 'Dear SMC supporters, Firstly, thanks to everyone who made it to the meeting, and particularly to those making our v...

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Media Coverage #SayNo

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sun 5th Mar 2017

Coverage online in the Herald and Chronicle:- http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/major-morpeth-applications-get-approval-recommendation-1-8416354 http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/multi-million-pound-retail-park-12677410 Don't forget there is also a Planning Committee Demonstra...

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Over 1,600 Objections but Council Ploughs on!

By Jenny Wilkinson / Wed 1st Mar 2017

Please see below a joint news release from the Morpeth & District Chamber of Trade and South Morpeth Coalition:- Northumberland County Council planners have recommended that plans for the County Hall site in Morpeth should be approved despite residents and businesses submitting 1,617 letters of...

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