There is still time to object to the application for 1,200 houses and two schools within metres of Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve, in Cell A and B1 of Newcastle Great Park.
If you object to the plans, please submit your comments to Newcastle City Council by logging in or registering here:
Or email the case officer via firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting planning application 2017/0666/01/OUT.
Below are some points to include in objections. Individual objections carry more weight than petitions, so it helps to personalise them.
- Land in Cell A is only allocated land for 880 residential units, not 1,200
- The application for school playing fields within Cell B1 cannot and does not legally align with the approved landscape scheme for this area and the overarching Newcastle Great Park strategy
- Newcastle will lose even more of its Green Belt
- Increased recreational activity and more domestic pets in and around the reserve, as a result of high density development, will have severe adverse effects on wildlife, which will be compounded by light spill, noise and other disturbance
- Development in such close proximity to Havannah Nature Reserve would contravene Policy NC1.1 on protection of recognised sites, which states the nature conservation resources of the city will be maintained and enhanced by the protection of habitats