Newcastle: Cleanest and Greenest

Newcastle City Council’s February Policy Cabinet meeting on air quality, will take place tomorrow, Thursday, 1st February at 4.30pm in the Urban Sciences Building in Science Central, Newcastle City Centre. The discussion paper, which sets out Newcastle’s vision to be one of the ‘cleanest, greenest and most innovative cities in Northern Europe’ does not refer to … [Read more…]

North of Tyne Devolution: Space for Nature?

The North of Tyne Devolution consultation is seeking views on proposed changes to how North East councils work together, in relation to housing and infrastructure, education, skills, employment and transport. You can find out more about the proposals here. Theres is no reference to how local authorities in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland will work … [Read more…]

Decision Day

Newcastle City Council today voted 10:1 in favour of plans for 1,200 houses adjacent to Havannah Nature Reserve. We spoke against the plans – which contravene local and national planning policy and will see inappropriate development in the Green Belt – alongside The Banks Group and Newcastle International Airport. The National Planning Casework Unit is … [Read more…]

Secretary of State: Call-In Request

Newcastle City Council has deferred its decision on the Cell A/B1 application until Friday 12th January 2018. We have written to the Secretary of State to request he calls in the application for his own determination and are encouraging others to do so, ahead of next week’s decision. We have put together a template letter … [Read more…]