This development on the green belt between Newcastle and Northumberland was a titanic struggle of the people v a very large and powerful corporation. It was a struggle involving many years of campaigning, and became a test case battle between commnity versus inappropriate development.
This is how the Inspectors appeal in January was reported:
Now, Lugano has just confirmed to the Pont News and Views that it is
not pursuing a judicial review - the only
remaining avenue for them after the Conservative Local
Government Secretary Greg Clark MP rejected
the appeal against the refusal of planning
The Local Government Minister backed the conclusions of the Planning Inspector to reject Lugano's plans to build on the greenbelt.
The Minister agreed with local people that the proposed
development would be “seriously harmful
to the Green Belt”.
That decision I reported here: http://guyopperman.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/luganos-appeal-is-refused.html
The decision by Lugano to decide not to pursue
a judicial review brings our two-and-a-half year battle on this particular site to a very welcome close. I could not have done this without the help of the local councillors, the local community and everyone involved in the campaign.
Full story here: http://www.ponteland-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PNV-Oct-15-Issue-121.pdf