Archive for November, 2011
MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell has posted her view of the Newcastle Gateshead One Core Strategy on her web site. In short, she is opposed to new development on greenbelt land and would like to represent resident’s concerns. You can read the full opinion on her web site by clicking here.
Catherine is holding a series of constituency advice surgeries on Friday 2nd December at the following locations:
12.00pm: The Lemington Centre
1.15pm: Brian Roycroft Centre, Newbiggin Hall
2.30pm: Fawdon Community Centre
She is also inviting local residents to join her at a drop-in coffee morning, to discuss any issues of concern. This will be held from 10.30am-12pm on Saturday 3rd December at the Simonside Community Centre, Bedeburn Road in Newbiggin Hall.
A packed hall at Walbottle School was the venue for a consultation meeting on Monday 28th. The “Usual Suspects” were on the top table, including Cllr. Murison, Harvey Emms and Nicola Woodward (both of the latter, senior planning officers.)
As they have got the format off to a tee now, they try to move it along like clockwork. People were invited to submit written questions which were then gathered together and answered from the top table. Three somewhat testing questions were put in by this writer, and probably many others so it was not surprising that they were not dealt with, as despite a request from our Action Group to be involved in the process of filtering duplicate questions, the “Usual Suspects” replied that this was inappropriate. Read the rest of this entry »
There will be a demonstration at the next full council meeting at the Civic Centre on Dec 7th between 5.15pm and 6pm. The last time this happened we managed to get the period of consultation lengthened considerably, and we hope to make a big impression this time. Can you please print and post up the attached Flyer somewhere? Certainly the press will be there and maybe TV so please come.
Objection letters should be sent BEFORE 4th January 2012 to Planning, Gateshead Council, Freepost NEA 3381, Gateshead NE81 1BR.
Use these suggestions to frame comments – they need not all be used and can be expanded to make any point more fully.
Our villages are large enough communities at present to be self sustaining.
Valued community resources which will be lost are quiet lanes and fields used by walkers, cyclists, runners and horse riders.
A huge increase in population and car usage would place enormous strain on infrastructure such as roads.
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City Council consultation event. See the plans and ask questions. Walbottle Campus (Performance Hall), Monday 28th November, 6pm to 8pm. Hope to see you there..
The promised letter from Cllr. Henri Murison was hand delivered to local residents this morning. In addition to the letter was a map of the proposals and details of consultation events being held around the region. Please click on the images below to enlarge. N.B. You may have to click them again after they open on a new page:
A series of petition signing sessions have been arranged for this week:
- Throckley Surgery – Tues 22nd – 10am to 11am
- Throckley Primary School – Tues 22nd – 2pm to 3pm
- Sainsbury’s, Throckley – Sat 26th – 10am to 11am
- Sainsbury’s Throckley – Sat 26th – 1pm to 2pm
- Newburn Christmas Fair – Newburn Church Hall – Sat 26th – 2.15pm to 3.15pm
Volunteers required to help out with the last two sessions. Please Contact Us if you can spare some time.
At a Civic Centre meeting yesterday, Councillors voted to extend the consultation period to 4th January 2012. Cllr. Henri Murison also promised to write to all city residents, informing them of the proposals. Two extremely positive outcomes that should have prevailed from the beginning.