Group formally objects to Plan

Monkseaton has suffered from flooding in previous years.
Monkseaton has suffered from flooding in previous years.

A campaign group has formally objected to plans to build thousands of new homes in North Tyneside.

Residents group Monkseaton Action Group (MAG) has submitted an objection to North Tyneside Council’s Local Play ahead of a publi inquiry likely to be held in September.

The 20-page document has been produced after various meetings with residents, and criticises plans to build 3,000 homes between Monkseaton and Murton.

MAG member Sean Brockbank said: “This objection clearly shows that there are valid reasons for residents objecting to the Local Plan, the action group will continue to fight against the proposals through this year.”

Concerns were raised about the loss of fields and calls for more brownfield sites to be used, the development would increase traffic congestion, and the potential for more flooding in the immediate area, while local schols are already oversubscribed.

Local resident Edith Charvat said: “It was gratifying to see so many people turn out to the initial meeting of the Monkseaton Action Group. It certainly shows the depth of feeling against the Council proposals to build on the Murton Gap.”

Mr Brockbank added: “This Plan will have a huge impact on local residents in Monkseaton.

“Anyone who is concerned or would like to play a role in the Action Group can contact me at sean4monkseatonsouth@gmail.com”