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,
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.