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PLANNING: Look to the bigger picture

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Once planning permission was given to build in the fields opposite Southgate in Loansdean, an important part of the greenfield land to the south of the town was lost.

Now the question is will the house building stop before Clifton, or is that the future in the next few decades?

Once the new Goosehill replacement school gets built, we will see how that fits into any change in traffic flow numbers.

Yes, a potential new facility for members of a certain local church may have some impact, but to me it’s about the bigger picture and whether the planners at County Hall can anticipate how different the Green Belt will be around Morpeth in 2023 and 2028 compared to now.

Robert Pollard

Morpeth