Further Delay

Newcastle City Council has confirmed it is unable to provide a response to our summary of grounds for judicial review by 30th January 2019 ‘due to the nature and extent of the issues raised’. The council intends to provide a substantive response by 6th February. In the event that the council sees fit to plough … [Read more…]

Legal Action Triggered

We have given up waiting for the decision notice for Newcastle Great Park Consortium’s application for Cell A/B1 of Newcastle Great Park, which was minded for approval over a month ago. This morning, Wednesday 16th January 2019, we submitted our pre-action protocol letter to Newcastle City Council. The 22-page document sets out our grounds for … [Read more…]

Plastic Free Newcastle?

Last year we asked Newcastle City Council how close it had come to achieving the targets set out in the Waste Commission’s ‘No Time to Waste‘ report, in terms of its pledges to reduce plastic waste. We received the below response. We have reduced single-use plastics in the Civic Centre by stopping the use of … [Read more…]

Newcastle’s Tree Strategy: Our Response

The consultation on Newcastle City Council’s draft ‘Trees Newcastle: Newcastle City Council Tree Strategy 2018-2023’ closed on Friday 14th December. We submitted the below response, calling for more clarity on how tree cover will be increased and how the strategy will bring about meaningful change. Dear Sir/Madam, This document sets out Save Newcastle Wildlife’s response to … [Read more…]