Speak up or belt up

Regardless of whether we agree with the proposed changes in green belt boundaries or not, should any of the proposal developments go ahead we must be alert to potential opportunities for a) creating new pleasant / useful access through and or around any new developments;  b) linking new developments to the nearby towns  by such routes  and c) improving existing access for ALL non motorised user groups.

Sadly, despite what they say, NCC planners won’t consider the sort of access we value unless we pressure then to do so and that includes building safe, direct, comfortable, attractive and convenient routes for walkers and cyclists for functional journeys. These are the 5 recognised considerations such routes should be measured against.

For such opportunities we must be alert. More than ever, Tynedale needs lerts.

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2 Responses to Speak up or belt up

  1. fire123fly says:

    Hi ted and all
    Good post
    “Sadly, despite what they say, NCC planners won’t consider the sort of access we value unless we pressure then to do so and that includes building safe, direct, comfortable, attractive and convenient routes for walkers and cyclists for functional journeys. ”

    Yes TT in my opinion should engage with the planners and the core stratergy on these very matters.

    “More than ever, Tynedale needs lerts.” Love the word or is it a good typo!!!
    TT as a group should be “lerts”

    “alert to potential opportunities for a) creating new pleasant / useful access through and or around any new developments; b) linking new developments to the nearby towns by such routes and c) improving existing access for ALL non motorised user groups.”

    Its to late to make changes as once the plans are before planning committee its to late as the committee has to decide on whats infront of them and cannot make changes, thats why we need to nore proactive to influence local council policy and talking to developers at a early stage.

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