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North Tyneside Council Local Plan

North Tyneside Council seems determined to build on most of the remaining greenfield land in North Tyneside. In February 2015 they released the latest draft of their Local Plan which set out where they are proposing to allow building over the next 15 years. We objected to the proposals in this draft plan and you can read our response by clicking here.

We were pleased that Council Officers met with us to discuss the issues that we had raised and we put forwards ideas for how the Local Plan could be improved so that overall it did not have such a negative impact on wildlife.

In November 2015 North Tyneside Council published their final consultation for the Local Plan (click here to view). We were pleased that some of our suggestions had been taken on board but disappointed that others had not been, in particular our two main points of objection:

  • The plan is based on growth rates which are overly-ambitious even though earlier consultation showed that people in North Tyneside wanted to aim for lower rate of growth in order to save valued green spaces. The ceding of 3,000 houses to NewcastleGateshead is not adequately reflected in the growth figures.
  • The impact on wildlife of two massive housing projects (totalling 5,000 houses) and some large business parks.

You can read our response to the North Tyneside Local Plan final consultation by clicking here.