County Committee

Chairman – Nigel Jenkins

Role: To help protect the cherished environment of the County of Northumberland – both its landscapes and its towns and villages by:

  • Monitoring major proposals and plans of public and private agencies and providing input to these, with the main objective of protecting and improving the quality of life and the environment.
  • Considering specific opportunities and devising schemes for safeguarding and enhancing the urban and rural environment; consulting and liaising with public agencies and civic societies on these; where appropriate, giving publicity to our views and ideas.

The County Committee meet every three months to consider a range of issues and planning applications in Northumberland, including the National Park.

The Committee focuses on market towns, rural areas, conservation areas and listed buildings.

Current issues:

Housing development and Policy

Neighbourhood Plans

20mph speed limit policy in rural communities

Northumberland County Council’s anticipated Core Strategy

Energy matters including fracking


See the Who’s Who page for the members of the County Committee.