Newcastle City Council’s plans for the Blue House Roundabout are appalling and unnecessary.
I know the junction and have walked and driven across it more times than I can remember. The last thing it needs is what is proposed and I intend to do what I can to help stop the scheme.
There is already a significant body of local opposition to the proposals, for example:
“At present, it’s a busy, but functioning, junction occupying a particularly striking location – the intersection of two broad avenues of lime trees, some 130 years old, which cross the historic open spaces known as Duke’s Moor, Little Moor and the Town Moor. These spaces belong to the hereditary Freemen of Newcastle upon Tyne, who have been exercising their right to graze cattle here for a thousand years or so. They form a green belt around the city centre and make its inner suburbs surprisingly pastoral.”
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Yet the more weight that can be brought against these unnecessary, expensive and car-centric proposals, the better.
Don’t let this nonsense be foisted any further. Take Newcastle forwards not backwards.