There will also be a need to look at the physical infrastructure needs – water, gas, cable, sewage, waste disposal etc – and further social infrastructure needs – health facilities etc – likely to be generated by proposed development. A group of postgraduate planning students from Newcastle University have prepared a baseline report and have also summarised relevant planning policy. See this report under Documents – Infrastructure Audit. However, an infrastructure ‘group’ or ‘champion’ will be needed to carry forward this work through the plan preparation period.

To view the Infrastructure Technical Report, please click here