Community Projects identified in the Draft Plan
A list of community priorities has been created through the consultation process and the development of the draft policies.
These cannot be addressed through planning policies nor can they be delivered by the Neighbourhood Plan Group.
Local Organisations are invited to get involved with delivering these Projects.
During 2015 Ponteland Community Partnership hosted “Ponteland Question Time” and appointed a Youth Ambassador to promote young people.
We would encourage other local organisations to get involved. See below:
To work with NCC to extend the Conservation Area boundary in Ponteland and to develop and adopt a Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Ponteland
To support the Red Squirrel group in Ponteland to maintain and improve the populations of red squirrel locally
To liaise with landowners and other stakeholders to safeguard land needed as flood storage areas
To work with Northumberland County Council (NCC) to get an Article 4 designation on parts of Ponteland where it is desirable to remove permitted development rights for front boundary changes
To work with NCC and local businesses to reduce and standardise the amount of ‘A’ boards on the streets
Transport & Infrastructure
Continue to work with NCC and press for a relief road for Ponteland
Work closely with the Bus Users Group in Ponteland to improve the reliability of public transport in Ponteland, and seek to promote investment in real-time information at key bus-stops in Ponteland
To work with local groups and NCC to identify key ‘accessibility hot spots’ where improvements could improve accessi0bility for those with mobility impairments
To work with NCC to seek funding allocations for improvements to cycle infrastructure in Ponteland
Work with NCC to implement a 20mph limit in some areas of Ponteland (particularly around the schools) • Proposals under the Transport objective, to improve accessibility to public transport for the older person
To seek to secure additional GP services in Ponteland to meet the needs of local residents.
To seek to work with service providers and others to secure better access to healthcare in Ponteland
Seek to implement the Ageing Well in Northumberland Strategy
A Community Hub: To explore the viability of creating a ‘community hub’ at a central location in Ponteland. This could provide both facilities for the wider community including the youth
Ideas such as a joint library/internet café/community space could be explored
Community Toilet scheme to be developed in collaboration with local shops and community facilities
Explore and promote activities for younger people
“Youth Ambassador” from the Community Partnership to promote young people’s needs