Up early to go and meet local people who oppose the Newcastle Councils bizarre decision to build executive homes on the Green Belt. Full coverage of the protest meeting on Wednesday here: http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2011/12/08/green-belt-campaigners-demonstrate-outside-newcastle-civic-centre-61634-29917156/2/
Two simple points sum this up:
- why are the Newcastle Council choosing to build, as their very first action, on green belt land, not brownfield land that it already owns or controls that exist in Scotswood or Walker?
- what are the Council doing about the 5000 unused / empty homes in Newcastle. Why not tackle this problem?
Could say lots more but after this meeting off to Gateshead and then meetings in Hexham later.