Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

MP Guy Opperman "worst fears are coming true"

Telegraph: Green Belt at risk in new county plans for housing

Green belt boundaries around some of the region's most popular market towns could be re-drawn and protected sites "deleted" in a bid to solve a housing crisis Northumberland County Council says a failure to keep pace with an ageing and increasing population has meant it is behind Government guidelines on housing numbers. In a bid to plug the deficit, the council is proposing to "delete" green belt land around Hexham, Prudhoe and Ponteland "in order to deliver the level of economic and housing development required". Northumberland County Council says a failure to keep pace with an ageing and increasing population has meant it is behind Government guidelines on housing numbers.
Last night Hexham MP Guy Opperman criticised the "attack on green belt" his "worst fears were could be coming true

Posted by khards @ 11:34 AM (1125 views)
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1. montesquieu said...

Northumberland green belt?

Who knew?

Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:34PM Report Comment
 

2. khards said...

Basically anything that was not built on prior to the late 80's = green belt = hands off youngsters don't spoil our view of the agri-desert.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:52PM Report Comment
 

3. jack c said...

It really is a laugh when you drive through Ponteland because at first sight you would think every house is up for sale via the same agent. Then you realise the residents have had a set of Estate Agent style boards made and almost every property without exception is displaying a sign with their opposition to any further development ! I'm surprised Shearer hasn't got one sticking out of the roof of his Black Aston Martin to further the residents cause.

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