Praise for residents’ group

A MORPETH residents’ group has been praised for its efforts in the recent Loansdean housing planning inquiry.

Morpeth Mayor Mark Horton highlighted the South Morpeth Coalition’s work in opposing an application from Bellway Homes to build 200 properties on a field on the edge of the town when an appeal hearing was held last week.

He said: “The South Morpeth Coalition has done a really excellent job in representing residents at a local level.

“This is the sort of thing we are looking for in the Localism Bill, getting local people involved at the front end.”

His comments were made at a full meeting of Morpeth Town Council.