Important….Final Push!

In our update last week we advised you that we would provide further guidance –

Core Strategy Response
Ponteland Green Belt Group are continuing to work on a group response to the Core Strategy – at this stage we will challenge the Soundness of the plan.
Many of you have provided your name, address and signature authorising us to submit our response on your behalf – Thank you! If you have not done this and are  happy for us to submit the response on your behalf please send us your details to pontgreenbeltgroup@btconnect.com – we need details before Thursday please. 

Once we have finalised the response we will circulate via email and publish on the PGBG website for your information.

Supplementary Planning Document (Schools & Leisure) Response
In the past, Ponteland Green Belt Group (PGBG) have provided template letters for you to amend and sign. NCC has made it more difficult to do this on this occasion. It is important at this stage that we all respond individually.

We have attached 2 documents –

  • SPD Supporting Guidance – as the Green Belt Group we have focussed on responses within our remit. We will continue to challenge release of this land from the Green Belt, through the Core Strategy. Protecting the Green Belt will prevent  NCC preferred option to relocate schools and leisure to this site.
  • SPD Consultation Response Form –  We have populated responses to relevant questions for you to consider as a response.  Please feel free to add your own comments – how will this affect you?

Deadline for responses is 25 November 2015.

Ponteland Green Belt Group

SPD supporters explanation note.16-11

Supplementary Planning Document Response Form

 

NCC Core Strategy & Supplementary Planning Document for Ponteland

NCC have introduced the schools and leisure proposals very late in the day. They have included this in a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and, in addition to the Core Strategy, are consulting on this too (just to make things more confusing and difficult!)

Core Strategy Response
The plan is for PGBG to respond to the Core Strategy Document – at this stage we have to challenge the soundness of the document/consultation. NCC have requested that if a group representation is being made that we include names, addresses and email addresses of those residents that we are representing. Many of those residents at the event last Saturday signed to say that we could do that, we are asking that if you haven’t signed anything yet to email us at pontgreenbeltgroup@btconnect.com with those details
Within the response we  have to say if we would be willing to go in front of the Inspector and independent review – our  answer will be a positive yes.
Once finalised the response will go on the website so that you are aware.

Supplementary Planning Document (Schools & Leisure) Response
In the past, PBGB have provided template letters for you to amend and sign. It is important at this stage that we all respond individually. We will provide you with headlines and key concerns to support you in your response. We are working on that now and would hope to get that out to you no later than Monday.

Fantastic turnout of Ponteland residents

Many thanks to each and everyone of you who attended today’s event at Memorial Hall. The turnout was fantastic – despite the weather. We know that more than 700 attended. The response from Ponteland residents has been consistent since commencement of the consultation in 2012.
NCC can be in no doubt that their proposals for Ponteland are wrong on so many levels. It will be interesting to see if the valid concerns raised will be listened to – we will not accept destruction of Ponteland!
Your support for Ponteland Green Belt Group is very much appreciated thank you. We will be in touch soon as we continue to prepare for the next stage.

This will Affect you – We need to act Now

NCC are hosting an event at Memorial Hall this coming Saturday in relation to the proposed development of Ponteland.

Please take some time to read the attached flyer as this is important and will affect all of us.

We need a good turn out once again to show them the strength of feeling has not diminished.

Please make the effort to drop in and give your feedback as it all counts in the end.

We look forward to seeing you there

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