Friday, April 15, 2016

Green Belt R.I.P.

 Save Newcastle Wildlife, the independent pressure group shunned by Northumberland Wildlife Trust and all others, has a new post.

There is no chance whatsoever of halting this land grab supported as it is by Newcastle City Council and the studied dereliction of the authorities charged with looking after the nation's heritage, but it is important that there should be a protest so the actions of the rich and powerful and corrupted elites do not go by without being recorded.

Petition update

Where does transparency stand in local democracy?

Save Newcastle Wildlife
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
15 Apr 2016 — A Freedom of Information request was submitted to Newcastle City Council on 18th March regarding future plans for Woolsington Hall and grounds.

There is a 20-day time limit for compliance with FOI requests.

On 11th April – almost a month later - the planning officer in charge of the application advised the request was too vague and that the 20-day time limit will be reset until further clarification on the nature of the request is received.

Why the delay?

Newcastle City Council’s Information Governance team is currently reviewing this request.

In the meantime, the future of Woolsington Woods hangs in the balance.

Link to petition etc., here.