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£12,700raised of £12,500 target by 183 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,700 to Save our Plan and stop unwanted development in Morpeth

    Morpeth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 23rd January 2017

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    Our town is under threat from unwanted, unnecessary development that is trampling over the policies and spirit of our Neighbourhood Plan. First there was Mitford Estates at Lancaster Park, and now the County Council, if they get their way, are off to Ashington and leaving us with their 'Master-Disaster-Plan' for County Hall. We already have 3,000+ houses in the pipeline- we do not need 200 more on our Protected Open Space, at the same time putting an end to our hopes for the long-awaited strategic Link Road. We do not want the vibrancy of our town centre destroyed by an out-of-centre retail park with a fast food drive-thru positioned, unbelievably, opposite the site for the new Goosehill School. You couldn't make it up! The Plan was supposed to put a stop to all of this.

    We are South Morpeth Coalition- a local residents' action group. We will use the funds to pay for planning consultancy and legal advice to fight these applications and any other threats to the Plan policies –and a small proportion to pay for leaflets, meeting costs, etc.

    We need cash urgently! The retail application is live, the housing application is in at Planning for validation, and the one for the school is imminent. Only 21 days to respond! We need you to commit funds right now so we can tell our consultant to get stuck in.

    Stick to our Plan and Yes to the school, but No to housing and retail.

    We needed a plan. Our Plan needs us!

    PS thanks to the dog-walking crew for the nice pic

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    • David Holden1 year ago
      David Holden

      David Holden

      1 year ago

      Well done everyone! All targets surpassed! Thanks for all your support! We've achieved what we set out to do in raising the funds, and we will put them to good use to try to achieve the main goal- Save Our Plan!

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    • David Holden1 year ago
      David Holden

      David Holden

      1 year ago

      SMC's planning consultant, Jo-Anne Garrick, has just emailed our response/ objection to the School application to NCC. The Planning Officer should post it to the documents page today/ overnight, so you can see it there ref 16/04543. I will send it out to our supporters on our email list shortly. Watch out for more from Jo-Anne/SMC on the other applications over the next week or so.

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    • David Holden1 year ago
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      David Holden

      1 year ago

      Next for the chop?

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    Page last updated on: 1/23/2017 11:57 PM

    Supporters

    183

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 23, 2017

      Best wishes and thank you for the efforts of the SMC team

      £30.00

    • VINCE CARROLL

      VINCE CARROLL

      Jan 23, 2017

      Let's keep going

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 23, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 22, 2017

      thank you for all you and the group are trying to do!

    • Emma and Tony Holt

      Emma and Tony Holt

      Jan 22, 2017

      £20.00

    • B & M Reed

      B & M Reed

      Jan 22, 2017

      Thank you very much for all your hard work so far and for representing us so well. Let's hope common sense prevails.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 22, 2017

      £50.00

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    David Holden

    David Holden

    Morpeth, United Kingdom

    I am a qualified accountant, working for an international industrial company- and in my spare time, chairing South Morpeth Coalition, a local residents' action group. SMC is an informal, non-political association formed specifically to oppose unwanted development in south Morpeth

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