At the end of November 2011 Bellway Homes submitted a planning application to North Tyneside Council to build 366 executive homes on land at White House Farm, West Moor. The site is currently open farmland to the east of the A189, opposite the Garden Centre. This site is approximately 400metres to the North-East of Gosforth Park Nature Reserve and only 100m from the woodland next to the reserve, which is designated as a Local Wildlife Site.
Bellway Homes originally submitted an application to build 267 homes in June 2011. The Natural History Society, Wildlife Trust and local residents objected to this application. There were a number of reasons for the objection including the fact that it is too close to an important wildlife site and will have a negative impact on the wildlife there!
All the information relating to the planning application is available on the North Tyneside Council website: http://idoxpublicaccess.northtyneside.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=LVF4DIBH09700
This includes 175 supporting documents that will take two days to read. If you don’t have that time we advise that you read the following:
You can click here to see a plan of the proposed development.
You can give your views online (on the same page that has the planning information) or you can send them via email to email@example.com or write to Ken Wilson, Head of Planning, North Tyneside Council, Planning Dept, Quadrant East, Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside NE27 0BY.
You may find it helpful to read the response that the West Moor Residents Association, Natural History Society and Wildlife Trust made to the original application in June, as these will form the basis of our response (please note that because the planning application has changed we will have to revise our responses as well). You can view these by clicking these links:
If you would like more information or would like to get actively involved in the campaign to Save Gosforth Wildlife then visit www.savegosforthwildlife.com or via the Save Gosforth Wildlife group on Facebook.