You may already be aware that NCC are holding a drop-in session, which will cover
The Ponteland Supplementary Planning Document (Proposals for Schools, Leisure and, in addition to this, a significant Green Belt deletion to accommodate or 400 houses) and
The Core Strategy Major Modifications Consultation (Dissington Garden Village – proposed 2000 houses)
The event is being held on Wednesday 7 December 2016, between 2pm and 7pm at the Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Ponteland Green Belt Group (PGBG) will not be attending – the reason for this is that NCC continue to use the events as a ‘tick box’ exercise.
As far as the ‘Consultations’ go….we are in the process of completing our document review. Neither consultation sits in isolation. Over the next 14 days, we will:
Finalise a draft response to the Supplementary Planning Document – We will provide you with our suggested comments – you can use the template as is but it would be great if you could add your own comments. We’ll provide more detail within the covering letter
Finalise a response to the Core Strategy Major Modifications Document – The response has to relate to the ‘Soundness’ of the Plan. NCC are attempting to get Dissington Garden Village in through the ‘back door’. They have not consulted with Ponteland residents – the Major Modifications are unsound. Many of you have authorised PGBG to act on your behalf – thank you.
We will need your help to deliver!- if you are willing to deliver leaflets to your street or ,if you are willing to deliver to additional streets, please let us know on email address below and we will be in touch.