Harrison Golf and Leisure (Newcastle) Ltd are looking to resubmit a planning application for the construction of a golf driving range incorporating a bar/restaurant, golf changing facilities, golf academy, golf shop and function rooms, and the reconfiguration of Wallsend Golf Course. This follows the refusal of planning permission by members, against officer recommendation, back in March 2020. In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in the interests of adhering to Government advice, this online consultation is being held instead of a physical public consultation to ensure that interested parties are able to view and comment upon the most up to date information in respect of the proposed development.
The applicant has taken time to consider fully the reasons for refusal confirmed by members with the first application. For ease of reference, the three reasons for refusal related to impact on biodiversity, loss of trees and impact on residents of West Street by virtue of noise and disturbance. As a result of this, the proposed driving range has been re-orientated so that it is now parallel with the Coast Road. This has meant that the proposed development no longer adjoins West Street and it has also enabled the scheme as a whole to, first, minimise any impact on biodiversity and, secondly, reduce the loss of trees across the site by in excess of 25%.
In order for local residents and interested third parties to understand the changes made to the first application and view the revised proposals in more detail, the following images have been downloaded to view:
We hope you have found this consultation page useful and look forward to receiving your feedback on our proposals. We kindly ask that feedback be provided via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for feedback on this consultation is 24 July 2020.