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This is an open meeting and we aim to get in touch with the other groups involved and see if a demonstration can be organised to coincide with the meeting.
Groups of campaigners from across Newcastle met outside the Civic Centre as a turfed coffin with fake badgers and squirrels was symbolically processed from the Church to the Civic Centre.
Cllr. Murison addressed the group again, promising to listen and that no decision had been taken. There was good media coverage including Tyne Tees.
The public gallery was packed again for the formal Council meeting, and our 550 name petition was presented, together with others from neighbouring areas. Amongst people who spoke to emphasise the importance of the issue was Pat McGee presenting our petition and Adam Vaughan from Callerton.
The Councillors have clearly acknowledged the sense of the argument that brownfield sites should be developed before greenfield, BUT in February the outcome of this phase will be that some sites will be dropped from the plan altogether, and Cllr. Murison emphasised that they would be looking at sites INDIVIDUALLY.
He commented that petitions have impact in general, but they can only use letters putting forward objections with regard to specific sites in this crucial assessment.
SO PLEASE GET WRITING NOW!!!!
(deadline is 4th January – last posting dates are 17th & 20th December)
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.