Archive for October, 2011
Following rumours circulating in early October regarding proposals to build hundreds of new homes on Greenbelt land around Throckley, a local resident posted leaflets through doors last Thursday with details of the scheme. Residents were also invited to attend a meeting at the Bank Top Club in Throckley yesterday evening.
Around 60 residents were in attendance and there were few seats remaining. Despite people having a wide variety of concerns over the scheme, the mood remained fairly calm. However, there was a sense that had supporters of the proposals been present, it would have been a different story. The meeting was predominantly an information sharing excercise (not that we’d been given much) but perhaps the most alarming factor was being told of the astonishingly short 6 week consultation period that we were half-way through already.
Everyone was encouraged to write letters to Newcastle City Council expressing their concerns before the 18th November and email addresses were gathered to keep people informed.