250 supporters turned out yesterday at the top end of Western Way To “SAY NO” to the proposed outline planning application at Birney Hill.
A big “thank you” to all who came and stood in the autumn sunshine.
I understand that no other site visit, in the whole of Northumberland, has generated as many concerned residents as we did yesterday.
I am sure I don’t need to remind you:-
Public Meeting on the 9th October, at Ponteland High School at 6pm.
Look forward to seeing you
WE NEED TO ACT NOW AND PROTECT THE GREEN BELT AROUND PONTELAND
THE COUNTY COUNCILLORS AND PLANNERS ARE MAKING A SITE VISIT
MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER ABOUT 12.30pm
MEET AT THE TOP OF WESTERN WAY 12.15
THERE IS A PUBLIC MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER in the
DINING ROOM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL at 6 pm.
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
LET US SHOW OUR OPPOSITION TO THIS DEVELOPMENT
A site visit to Birney Hill Farm will take place on the 7th October 12.15 pm. County Councillors from the Planning Committee will look at the site and deliberate. No questions or talking to these councillors is allowed. We want to show the level of support in Ponteland for our GREEN BELT. We can do this by as many objectors to the Lugano plans as possible gathering at the junction of Western Way/Stamfordham Road in silent protest, with numbers of protest signs and banners which we will hand out. Please join us! Park on Western Way or walk if possible to avoid congestion
Now for the MUST ATTEND event.
A Public Meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th October at 6pm at the Ponteland High School, Dining Hall. A high turnout is essential. PONTELAND NEEDS YOU!
Who will attend from the Council?
The Case Officer for this planning application and the Councillors from the West Area Planning Committee. The applicant will also be invited to be present. The proceedings will be chaired by the Chairman of the Committee
The Case Officer has requested through the Green Belt Group
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. This 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 questions 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 tab and leave your question. www.pontelandgreenbelt.co.uk or drop a note into 93 Cheviot View Ponteland or Ring and leave a message on 01661 822517
Please come and show your support
This will be the only opportunity for the community to give the Committee members their views Surely 4,300 registered objections can’t be wrong !
Remember once the Green Belt has been given up it is gone forever !
Read Monday’s Journal, article on the Birney Hill Farm planning application
Invitation to attend !
The Greenbelt Group have been notified that the applicant for the Birney Hill Farm, Lugano, have been invited to attend the Public Meeting at the High School, 6pm, on the Wednesday 9th October.