Final Draft Core Strategy January 2015

Please get involved and respond to the Final Draft Core Strategy, all previous responses were for the previous documents not this Final Draft.

Every resident in Ponteland is eligible to respond, as seen below.
This is our last chance to make a difference.

Click here or on the first image to open and download the complete pdf file

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GIFT AID FORM

Guy Opperman passionately supports upgrading Ponteland High School but not at the ‘Clickemin site’!

“I have still yet to see any concrete evidence for the County Council’s proposed greenbelt deletions, including at the Clickemin site. The County Council’s latest justification, the suggestion that greenbelt deletion may be required in order to rebuild our schools, is not one I agree with. I passionately believe our schools need upgrading, anyone can see that. Just compare the condition of Ponteland’s High school to Kenton or Walbottle and it is clear our school buildings in Ponteland need investment in the future.

However there is no reason greenbelt needs to be used for rebuilding our schools. Our successful campaign for the rebuilding of Prudhoe High School will see the school built on exactly the same existing site. There is no reason why that can’t happen in Ponteland.”

Birney Hill Inquiry

The Inquiry now gathers momentum with Mark Ketley NCC (Planning) being questioned by Lugano tomorrow morning.
Due to the Inspector changing the timetable, Guy Opperman MP will be giving a presentation to the Inquiry some time after lunch.
Please come and support our MP, your presence could make all the difference.
Venue:
Platinum Suite, 2nd floor, West Stand, Falcons Rugby Club
Inquiry not siting on Friday this week due to a Rugby Match

Ponteland Greenbelt Group Important Update

Northumberland County Council (NCC) Core Strategy Final Draft for Housing, Employment and Greenbelt Consultation will be examined independently by The Planning Inspectorate to determine soundness of the development plan
We say, NCC are continuing to use flawed and out of date data and do not appear to have listened to the valid, evidence based concerns from the Ponteland residents
This is part of our last opportunity to register our concerns and NCC has had an unprecedented response to date from Ponteland
residents so far….4,300 responses

We need this to continue during the Final Consultation.
Remember, previous responses will not count against this new document

Read the full Text

Back to Reality for the Ponteland Greenbelt Group

With the “Festive Season” over,
It is back to reality for the Ponteland Greenbelt Group
We now face 3 issues in the New Year:

  • Birney Hill Inquiry for 3 weeks starting 13th Jan until 29th Jan
  • NCC Core Strategy Community Consultation from 12th Dec until 11th Feb
  • New Sports Centre idea?

Birney Hill Inquiry
Location: Falcons Rugby Club,
Dates
First Week: Tuesday-Thursday 13th, 14th & 15th Jan.
Second Week: Tuesday-Friday 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Jan.
Third Week: Tuesday-Thursday 27th, 28th, & 29th Jan.
Times: 13th Jan starting at 10am all remaining days start at 9.30am.

No information is available on the timing of breaks during the day or finishing times at the end of the day, this will be decided by the Inspector each day depending on the proceedings.

Ponteland needs to show a good presence at this Inquiry and we appreciate that 3 weeks is a long time but we need to count on you coming to view this public event and supporting the Greenbelt Group who have worked so hard in protecting our Greenbelt.
Once it is gone-it’s gone forever!

Northumberland County Council Final Draft Core Strategy Consultation
This started on the 12th December, before Christmas, it is our opportunity to make comments to this new document. We only have until the 11th February to return a response.

At the last consultation Ponteland contributed over 4,300 responses with thousands more individual comments to NCC, we are assured that all these comments have been taken into consideration when preparing this Final Draft.

However, to make a difference we all need to attend the drop in sessions programmed for Ponteland, view the NCC website, raise our questions and respond with comments as we did before. Link to be found in the previous articles.
This is a “New Consultation” and previous responses will not count against this Final Draft.

Drop in dates & times:
Wednesday 14th Jan Leisure Centre 1-7.30pm
Saturday 31st Jan Memorial Hall 10am-3pm

The Greenbelt Group have been working on the NCC document over the Christmas break and will be giving some guidance in the next few days.

New Sports Centre
The Greenbelt Group will be looking into this and reviewing the information in the next update on the homepage.