Thursday, January 11, 2007

320 sign garage petition

A petition in Whickham opposing plans for 18 flats on the site of the garage on Fellside Road has so far attracted 320 signatures.

Residents are concerned about the application as it eats into a valuable green strip of land and overshadows neighbouring bungalows.

Campaigning Liberal Democrat Councillor, Dr Jonathan Wallace, has helped collect many of the signatures.

“Whilst we accept that something will have to be done with the site, cramming it in the way proposed is not the right way forward,” said Jonathan.

“The site stands on higher ground to the neighbouring bungalows and many people fear they will lose their privacy.”

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