Newcastle City Council

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Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    17
    54
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    Elected in 2019
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    Elected in 2019
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Most Recent

  1. Newcastle Falcons apply for new 'fan zones'

    Daniel Holland

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Newcastle Falcons rugby club bosses want to create two outdoor food and drink areas on match days, a hearing has heard.

    The new zones, which would be located outside the stadium’s south stand and north west corner, would help fans stay socially distanced when supporters are finally allowed back.

    If the plans are approved by the council, the areas could feature food vendors and bars open two hours before kick-off and one hour after full-time, but they will not be allowed to play music.

    Kingston Park ground of Newcastle Falcons

    Eight neighbours in Kenton Bank Foot lodged objections against the scheme, with complaints about noise, people urinating against neighbours’ fences, and throwing bottles and cans into gardens.

    The club has also asked for permission to host more drive-in cinema events in the car park of the Kingston Park ground.

    Solicitor Richard Arnot said there was “no desire to upset or disturb anybody” and that the cinema events would have no alcohol served and no loudspeakers, with the sound instead coming through car radios via a Bluetooth connection.

    Newcastle City Council will decide on the Falcons’ licence application within five working days of the hearing.

  2. Tower block conversion requires cladding removal

    Daniel Holland

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Developers want to transform an office tower block next to the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle into 250 flats.

    But before any work can start, the potentially dangerous cladding will have to be removed from Cale Cross House.

    Cale Cross building now

    The aluminium cladding on the 18-storey building, does not comply with post-Grenfell fire safety rules for residential accommodation.

    Such aluminium composite material cladding was identified as the primary cause of the rapid spread of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which killed 72 people in 2017.

    Beech Holdings Investments wants to acquire the 1970s building and turn it into 250 studio or one-bed flats.

    Cale Cross House has been the subject of multiple development plans in recent years.

    Cale Cross building as apartments
    Image caption: An artist's impression of how the flats might look