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20 is plenty!

The Welsh parliament, Senedd Cymru, have recently backed plans to reduce the speed limit in residential areas to 20mph in Wales. Newcastle Green Party Campaigner, Tay Pitman, has started a government petition to ask that the same is implemented in England too. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/333020 89% of all pedestrian and 83% of all cyclist casualties happen on […]

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Greens condemn Newcastle’s giant incinerator plans

Green Party campaigners have branded the plans for a giant waste incinerator serving Teesside, County Durham and Newcastle1 a ‘failure of policy’. The waste incinerator, referred to as an ‘energy recovery facility’, would burn all the residual waste from the 7 councils involved, is planned on the basis of a growth in waste to a […]

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Giving the go-ahead for unsustainable development will harm city’s green ambitions

  © Copyright Graham Robson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Newcastle Green Party are concerned that a key planning document approved by Newcastle City Council last night will make it extremely difficult for the city to achieve its climate change ambitions or improve people’s health and quality of life. The ‘Development […]

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Tall and Sprawl

There is now a real danger that land use planning in Newcastle is going to take a turn for the worse. Decision-making powers in the field have been handed over to a small clique of officers. (i) The chances are that the City Council is seeking to bulldoze through all sorts of unsustainable development via […]

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