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Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 15:21:48 -0000
Subject: [act-locally] Think Globally 64 (July 2004)


On Saturday 8th May, 200 concerned local residents marched from Ellington Village to Cresswell, Northumberland in protest at the proposed expansion of the Golden Sands Caravan Park by Northumbrian Leisure, which would see 1,350 caravans and chalets on the park, which currently holds around 250.

Joined by Liberal Democrat MEP Fiona Hall, the demonstration culminated in the building of 1,400 sand castles on the beach, representing the adverse impact the Centre Parks style development would have on a nearby SSSI site, migratory bird populations and woodland habitats.

Only 24 hours before the March, County Morpeth Borough Council notified local residents that the applicant behind the planning application for Golden Sands Caravan Park (Northumbrian Leisure) had asked for its deferral from the agenda of the Borough Council's development services and licensing committee due to be held on 11 May. We are still waiting for further news.

For more information please contact Kevin Stoodley (Local Resident) on 07793 750 652

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