Campaigners have been unsuccessful in getting Newcastle Council’s plans to build on green belt land substantially modified or overturned.

The Newcastle Chronicle summarised the Government inpsector’s interim findings and the reaction of campaigners in a news story published on November 18th, 2014.

“The inspector supported homes on greenfield sites at Callerton (3,000 homes), Newbiggin Hall (300), Kingston Park and Kenton Bank Foot (800), Newcastle Great Park (1,480), Dinnington (250), Throckley (550), Hazlerigg and Wide Open (500), all in Newcastle.”

“Environmental activists yesterday spoke of their disappointment that their campaigning led to only minimal changes to the planning document.”

The North West Green Belt campaigners complain that three years of hard work has just gone down the drain.

The inspector’s interim findings (also One Core Strategy examination news page).

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