Author Archives: SPACE for Gosforth

A Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Gosforth

Newcastle City Council is after feedback about your experience of walking and cycling around Newcastle and how that experience could be improved. This is being done in support of the national Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, which outlines the Government’s ambition "to make cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of longer journeys by 2040". Read more [...]

Salters Road New Crossing – comments by 23rd December

  Newcastle City Council are seeking your views on a proposed crossing to be sited on Salters Road.  You can access the consultation on the Let's Talk website.  The proposal is to remove the zebra crossing and replace it with a puffin crossing outside of the Spar shop. The Council’s reasons for proposing the above crossing are as follows:- Requests to review the existing zebra crossing have been received as concerns were raised that this type of crossing is no longer adequate Read more [...]

Roadworks, Air Quality and Disappearing Traffic

In our last blog we shared the results of the 2017 Council air quality monitoring, showing that Gosforth High Street had the highest recorded nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution in the whole of Newcastle. In this blog, we take a look at three key questions that came up in discussion following release of the 2017 air pollution figures. Read more [...]
If you live in the former East or West Gosforth council wards or in Parklands ward, you should have had a survey leaflet through your door. Please tell your friends, family and neighbours about the survey and ask them to do it too. The more people who take part, the better the picture we will have of Gosforth as a whole. The closing date for the survey is Sunday 25 November. Read more [...]

Air Quality Update 2017

The Council has just released its Air Quality Annual Status Report 2018 and it is not looking good for Gosforth High Street. We had expected that the 2016 reading of 51μg/m3  for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) was a one-off due to the roadworks at the junction with Salters Road, but in 2017 the figure had increased again to 59μg/m3.. Both are substantially higher than the legal maximum of 40μg/m3. Read more [...]

Development and Allocations Plan – Comments by 16 November 2018

Newcastle City Council is consulting on its pre-submission version of the Development and Allocations Plan (DAP). Once confirmed, the proposed DAP will become part of the Local Plan along with The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan, which will guide development in Newcastle up to 2030. Read more [...]

GNR Bus Shelters

In January 2018, Newcastle City Council agreed to allow North Gosforth Parish Council the option to adopt the two stone/concrete bus shelters on the east side of the Great North Road. In the same meeting, the City Council outlined the concerns that residents had shared with them about these existing shelters and their plans to install new shelters to resolve these concerns and meet accessibility standards. Read more [...]

Gosforth Summer of Cycling 2018

There are lots of cycling activities in and around Gosforth over the summer including family cycle rides, children's cycle coaching, Dr Bike sessions, challenge rides and even a Shakespeare play by a cycling theatre company. If you know of any other related events please do let us know so we can add them into the programme, and keep checking back as we'll be updating the list with more activities as they are confirmed. Read more [...]

The dangers of air pollution – Dr Chris Stenton

Dr Chris Stenton FRCP FFOM Dr Stenton is a Consultant Physician at the RVI Newcastle. His main interest is in work-related lung disease, particularly asthma, COPD and asbestosis. Here he looks at some of the history, causes and effects of atmospheric air pollution. He also considers some of the emerging evidence on several insidious consequences air pollution is connected with. In my work as a chest physician I see patients with many different types of lung conditions. Almost all lung Read more [...]