Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Browned off

It has been suggested that Newcastle's Green Belt has shrunk by 10 per cent, presumably since the Coalition government of 2010-15 relaxed planning regulations in favour of developers. They were naturally delighted to cash in on a publicly created asset for private gain.

The Campaign for Rural England has noticed.

Meanwhile, Newcastle City Council is doing it's best. What does that look like in practice?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

To Have And To Have Not

Timely reminder of how set on 'monetising' the Green Belt local and regional councils have become since 2010, ignoring post-industrial sites for the premium of "country living".

Wayne's World ...

The "gobby northerner" got it right.

Meanwhile Newcastle's planning officials are going to outline their plans to support the creation of an exclusive golf resort at what's left of Walsington Hall, ex-Grade II Listed and surrounding oak woodland.

Honesty is best but crime pays better.