Friday, February 16, 2007

Disappointment at flats plan go ahead

Liberal Democrats in Whickham, Gateshead, have expressed their disappointment at the decision of Gateshead Council to give the go ahead for a block of flats on the site of Fellside Road garage.

The decision was taken at the Council’s planning committee on Wednesday 14th February.

Councillor Jonathan Wallace, who helped collect a petition of 400 signatures against the plan, said, “This is a disappointing result. The block of flats, once built, will tower over the bungalows next to the site and many people feel they will lose their privacy.

“We are also concerned about the loss of trees and green open spaces.

“We appreciate that the site cannot be left derelict but it is a location that lends itself to bungalows rather than a block of flats.”

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