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Birney Hill Garden City extension rejected

DATE: 13 Jan 2015

Inquiry into a proposal for an exemplar Garden City extension to Ponteland, near Newcastle, on a site within the Green Belt and featuring Listed Buildings. The proposal was promoted on the grounds of strategic regional requirement for executive housing, underwritten by a shortage of housing land supply more generally. The Secretary of State resumed jurisdiction to determine the appeal and dismissed it.

Simon Pickles represented Northumberland County Council.