Meeting to hear Plan concerns

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A public meeting is being held in a bid to prevent 3,000 homes being built on open land.

Opponents to North Tyneside Council’s draft Local Plan are critical of two key elements to build thousands of new homes.

Conservative councillors have raised concerns about proposals for 3,000 new homes on green fields around Monkseaton and Murton village.

And in a last ditch attempt to change the Local Plan, councillors Judith Wallace and Alison Austin, supported by party members Sean Brockbank and Lewis Austin, are holding a public meeting.

It will take place in the upstairs function room at The Hunting Lodge, Earsdon Road, Monkseaton, on Tuesday, November 24, at 7pm.

Residents are welcome to attend, and any comments will be forwarded on to the Planning Inspector as part of the final consultation on the draft plan.

Group leader, Coun Wallace said: “The timing of the final consultation could not be worse, as it runs up towards Christmas, but our pleas to extend the consultation period have fallen on deaf ears.

“The local infrastructure of roads and schools simply cannot cope with Labour’s proposed level of housebuilding. If you object to Labour’s Plan please attend our public meeting or email your objection to us – time is running out.”

Coun Austin said: “It is vital that residents realise that only objections received between now and December 14 are going to be counted.

“We are urging everyone, even those who have already objected, to do so again.”

Anyone unable to attend the meeting can email any concerns to the Conservative members via sean4monkseatonsouth@outlook.com, lewisaustin16@gmail.com, judith4stmarys@googlemail.com, or alisonaustin01@gmail.com.