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NEWS

July 30, 2021

A superb  article written by Duncan Hindmarch who is a member of our project group, sent to CPRE ( Campaign  To Protect Rural England / The Countryside Charity) who then published the piece. It gives a good summary of the issues relating to the golf course. It also includes a link to the current survey on green space being carried out by Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council. Please complete the survey, the deadline is 16th August.

UPCOMING ELECTIONS -  STATEMENTS

April 20, 2021

During the last couple of months, SOGS has written to all the political parties involved in the upcoming Staffordshire County Council elections, to seek their views on the future of the golf course.  We have also written individually to candidates for the Keele, Knutton and Silverdale ward. Only The Green Party supplied their party line on this (below). We did not get a response from The Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat Parties but received the following statements from their candidates. The responses have been as follows:

VILLAGERS DISMAYED AS BOROUGH COUNCIL “THROWS PLANNING PROCESS UNDER A BUS”

February 15, 2021

KEELE, STAFFORDSHIRE February 15 2021 – Residents in two North Staffordshire villages have been shocked to discover their local council is working 'under the radar' on plans to build 1,200 houses on Green Belt land.

NEWCASTLE BOROUGH COUNCIL MAY DECIDE TO PRESS ON WITH A 'STANDALONE' LOCAL PLAN!

December 12 , 2020

After 7 years and over £300,000 in consultancy fees, NULBC are now considering to drop the joint local plan with Stoke and are now considering a 'Standalone' plan.

DEVELOPMENT IS 'ANTI-CHILDREN'

October 30, 2020

Campaigners say a new masterplan to boost a North Staffordshire town using up to £25 million of government funding is 'anti-children'.
'If this was a film script Hollywood would throw it out as being frankly absurd'

SOGS PRESS RELEASE - SEPT

September 25, 2020

KEELE, STAFFORDSHIRE September 22 2020 – Plans to build more than 1,000 houses on Green Belt land have been branded ‘anti-science’ and ‘anti-children’ by a community action group.

SOGS NEWCASTLE MEET AARON BELL MP

September 11, 2020

SOGS Newcastle members today met with Aaron Bell!

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CAMPAIGN GROUP MAKE THE EVENING SENTINEL

August 22, 2020

Local reporter Jenny Amphlett writes a passionate piece in The Evening Sentinel, highlighting the campaign.

A RESPONSE FROM OUR LOCAL CONSERVATIVE MP, AARON BELL.

August 18, 2020

Have a look at the reply from Aaron Bell, MP. We engaged with him to highlight our concerns over the local council's proposed development plans.

NEW SOGS FACEBOOK PAGE

August 15, 2020

SOGS Newcastle-u-Lyme have created their new Facebook page, we hope this will help spread the word in the fight against the proposed development. Please take a look and share the page.