HOME PAGE and LATEST NEWS Dixons Bank (picture below) – work started at cost of £1.7m – we are still sure it won’t solve the Marton Crawl!

Delays have started with temporary lights over the weeknd and road narrowing and mud. Works started on Dixons Bank on Monday 4th February and will last until October !

“It has been advised to allow extra time for journeys, or to find alternate routes, or modes of travel where possible.” The work is likely to take months and will be from 7am to 7pm . It has been advised to allow extra time, especially as the road may be closed at times! And will it be worth it in the end?  We do hope so…….

MAPP Middlesbrough Alternative Planning Partnership We are meeting regularly and taking a leading role  in an immensely helpful collaboration which strengthened our  representations on the Middlesbrough Local Plan      http://bit.ly/2E2yleu      We attended a planning meeting and learned that the Council will use the views from 50 plus representations and a Local Government Planning group, to make the MBC plans ‘more robust’. We are disappointed to put it mildly, that the Council seems to be  working almost as if this new Plan is approved when it will be some months before the Planning Inspector approves it; asks for modifications; or indeed rejects it. We are also disappointed – and are writing to the Chief Executive, as Freedom of Information requests to seek clarification as to how plans have been arrived ta, meet with regular delays and suggestions that our request are vexatious’.

LEGAL ADVICE –  We have sent our challenges to the barristers that won a judicial review on behalf of a Liverpool group and in turn we have now raised issues and received helpful responses from the solicitors they recommended.


We have also collectively started a new petition which we would encourage community members to sign and share – its all about our future and the future of our children.

The new petition is at https://www.change.org/p/planning-inspector-and-the-ceo-of-mbc-stop-selling-off-our-green-spaces-heritage-assets-for-housing


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