This information has been passed on by Northumberland County Council.
The site visit to Birney Hill Farm will take place on the 7th October during the late morning. County Councillors from the West Area Planning Committee accompanied by the Case Officer will attend and familiarise themselves with the site for consideration. More information on this event will follow in a few days.
The Public Meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th October at 6pm at the Ponteland High School, Dining Hall. A high turnout is expected. To help residents understand the procedure of that meeting a link to the Northumberland County Council Protocol for Public Meetings has been included. We hope you find this helpful in understanding the structure and format of the meeting.
To assist Northumberland County Council, Ponteland High School and its staff could you please indicate if you/or a number of residents are going to attend the Public Meeting. You can do this by simply leaving a message on the contact page on this website or by the supporters link. We are only interested in judging the volume of people who may attend and we assure you that personal details will not be collected.
Who will attend from the Council?
The Case Officer for this planning application, the Councillors from the West Area Planning Committee and the applicant will also be invited to be present. The proceedings will be chaired by the Chairman of that Committee and they will control the meeting.
The Case Officer has made a request through ourselves which is as follows:-
To enable the maximum to be gained by all parties at this event any advanced warning of the questions likely to be raised at the Public Meeting would allow NCC to invite the appropriate consultee to be present (eg Highway Engineers, Flood Risk Expert, Airport Planner) This would allow for a fuller answer to be given to the residents.
The Greenbelt Group have agreed to accept your questions on behalf of Northumberland County Council and pass them on to the Case Officer to arrange for a suitable answer to be given at the meeting. If you are aware now, that you wish to raise a question/s please use the Greenbelt Website contact page and leave your question.
Hope you have found this useful.
There will be other information available in a few days
Ponteland Greenbelt Group
Public Meeting confirmation details:-
Northumberland County Council have arranged a public meeting for the Birney Hill Farm Lugano planning application for 280 houses.
Planning Application 13/00132/OUTES
On Wednesday 9th October at 6pm at Ponteland High School in the Dining Hall.
Further information will follow no later than after the weekend.
We are in the process of assisting the County Council and would appreciate your feedback.
The public meeting arranged in respect of the Lugano application at Birney Hill on 9th October is now to be held locally at a venue to be advised.
As a courtesy we have offered to help estimate the number of people expected to attend such a meeting. This is envisaged to be quite high given the number of responses to the application (in access of 2,500 against and around 200 supporting)
To assist the Council could you feed back to us whether you intend coming to this event and if anyone else will be joining you.
We are not requesting names purely an estimate of the numbers likely wishing to attend.
Your response would be appreciated
Ponteland Green belt Group
At the West Area Planning Committee meeting at Hexham last night arrangements were made for the next step of the Lugano application for 280 houses at Birney Hill.
A site visit to Birney Hill for the Planning Committee Councillors on 7th Oct.
A provisional date for a public meeting is set for 9th Oct at Hexham Auction Mart. Due to the numbers of residents interested in this application it is likely that the numbers will not be able to be accommodated locally in Ponteland. In the meantime, Northumberland County Council will be seeking an alternative location, if possible in Ponteland.
A provisional date for a special meeting of the West Area Planning Committee to is to consider the Lugano application has been arranged for the 30th Oct.
The Case Officer will be keeping us updated on the arrangements and we will keep you informed.
On Wednesday 18th September the West Area Plans Committee meeting at Prospect House, Hexham have an agenda item on the Lugano planning application for Birney Hill.
This application is not for consideration or decision at this meeting.
The agenda item will compose of a verbal report from the Case Officer and a decision on a site visit date and time for the Committee members.
This will be followed by a request by Northumberland County Council for a public meeting to take place in Ponteland.
Greenbelt group members will be attending to observe and record discussions and information on that agenda item. Any information will be shared with you.