Ponteland Green Belt group is delighted to hear that The secretary of State for Department for Communities and Local Government has accepted the recommendations of inspector John Grey and has refused the the Lugano application to build 280 houses on our precious Greenbelt
It is noted that the Secretary of State finds that the very special circumstances necessary to justify inappropriate development in the Green Belt did not exist in this case.
A big thank you to all our supporters
Whilst this decision is very encouraging the Green Belt around Ponteland continues to face an even greater threat.
NCC have stated Ponteland is central to the economic growth of the county and so NCC plan to release large swathes of Green Belt land around Ponteland to facilitate large scale housing development in the village.
The Ponteland Green Belt Group is not complacent . The fight continues!