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 [...]
2018 is the 10th anniversary of the Gosforth & Grainger Town Air Quality Management Areas. Will this local election year bring decisive action to clean our filthy air? Read more [...]
As part of its draft Development and Allocations Plan, Newcastle City Council has set out the detail policies that it believes will help it achieve the objectives set out in The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan, and which together will guide how the city is to be developed up to 2030.
In this second blog on the draft DAP we want to look at proposed policy DM10 covering pedestrian and cycle movement. Read more [...]
Newcastle City Council has just published its draft Development and Allocations Plan, which is the second part of the local plan that, with the first part The Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan, will guides how the city is to be developed up to 2030. As a result of our investigations we believe 93 hectares of Green Space, equivalent to 130 football pitches, could be built on as a result of the new standards.
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On 4 September, Newcastle City Council published a planning application to build on South Gosforth Green. This application is for 7 bungalows in a courtyard arrangement with parking and an access road from Ridgewood Gardens to the north. The facilities proposed, to support people with physical disabilities and those with learning disabilities and/or autism, are undoubtably a good thing. On the other hand, if approved, this development will lead to the irreversible loss of part of the green currently available and of benefit to the wider community. So while we support the creation of such a facility we do have concerns about the use of this location and the precedent this may set to allow building on other green space. Read more [...]
The planning system plays a vital part in our civic lives - but many residents (including us) find it a complicated and confusing system. So we asked Blue Kayak to write a guide for busy citizens. Read more [...]