Planning ideas day

PROPOSALS for the future of Ponteland will be put forward at the second event to be held by Lugano Group.

The company, which is examining the potential of about 2,500 acres of land which it owns on the nearby Dissington Estate and is also acting on behalf of some other landowners on the edge of the area, held a planning ideas day in the Memorial Hall on June 14.

After taking on board feedback from residents, it is now ready to showcase its initial plans for the area. Representatives will say how they believe issues raised on the day have been addressed.

As well as housing provision and design, other subjects that are being looked at include transport, community facilities, countryside and ecology, flooding and drainage, jobs and business and its vision for the centre of Ponteland.

Any proposals for new homes on Green Belt land will be met with strong opposition from hundreds of local residents who believe it should not be touched by development at all.

The latest exhibition will take place on Thursday, September 6, in the Memorial Hall between 2pm and 8pm and on Saturday, September 8, in the function suite at Ponteland Leisure Centre from 10am to 2pm.