Monthly Archives: November 2016

Latest re future car parking. “Promise” or “Threat”?

Some interesting new items appeared on NCC’s website today. The planning portal now shows the application for the proposed commercial development on the former Fire & Rescue Service site and Merley Croft; both part of what is referred to overall … Continue reading

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Application for Retail Units on County Hall Site Submitted in Obscene Haste

So, the Outline application for the proposed retail development on the County Hall site was submitted to the Planning Department on Friday 18th November. It should appear on the County’s website five to nine days after it was submitted and … Continue reading

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Tim Farron addresses Lib Dem North East Regional Conference 12th November

With his usual inspirational and personable manner, Tim made a number of highly significant and well received points at the North East Conference, including:- *We are now the only party that is united and has the courage to say that … Continue reading

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Proposals for County Hall Site

We now have the County Labour Leadership’s proposals for the County Hall site and were shocked and dismayed that these are in direct opposition to a number of policies in the Neighbourhood Plan (MNP) even though the County Council agreed … Continue reading

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Information re Dark Lane Roadworks

We have previously provided information (see below) re the extensive road works planned in Dark Lane (near Morrison’s supermarket) to commence on 9th January to enable new sewerage to be installed. The County Council and Northumbria Water will hold a … Continue reading

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Arriva Bus Service to Lancaster Park to be Cancelled

Arriva have just announced that they are to cancel their bus services to Lancaster Park with effect from 22nd January 2017. They have concluded that they cannot sustain a consistently reliable service on the 33 and X16 routes, particularly with … Continue reading

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