Developers Metnor Property Group and partner Northumbria University have decided to produce "modified" proposals to place before Newcastle City Council for rubber stamping. Given the very brief time between the first public consultation and this one (14th–15th November) I imagine the 'modifications' to be somewhat cosmetic.
The decision to build a student housing ghetto on the former paint factory will go ahead.
But what I want to know is this:
When did the battlefield stroke City Stadium open space become the feifdom of the two proponents of this all embracing scheme?
When did our local councillors agree to allow the developers to include the open space in their plans?
Unless something amazing happens we will soon see another example of what passes for 'the planning process' in this northern outpost of insider dealing.
Until then, enjoy the 'threatening' open space while you are able.