GPNA Update June 2022

The following are a list of topics/issues that the residents and GPNA have discussed with the NGP Management Company. Some answers are still outstanding which we will have in the next update towards the end of July 2022.

Spine road update
Road Safety Audits approved on Monday – Further works on junction 6 for lighting – lighting to be done within 6 weeks, then it will be opened to the public.

Wildlife Officer
Role was challenged with NCC but ManCo were shut down – Wildlife Officer Role filled by Alex – National Wildlife organised this – we are going to see if we can get the job description to hold NCC accountable.

Tendering process
Tender process will start again in January/February to look at the scope of works for lighting / landscapes etc.

Costs for gritting
Rachel is chasing up the costs from the relevant companies to find out how much this will be so we can survey residents to see if they want to proceed

Dog Park
GPNA to create a survey for multiple features across Great Park such as Dog Park, SEN equipment in Play Parks etc. It will be a simple yes/no survey, explaining that if anything went ahead, it will just be increasing the annual service charge. If we get features that residents are clearly in favour for, then we will do a further detailed survey for each, to then propose to the management company/consortium.

Morrisons Update
Drainage work being done by developers (possibly six weeks left) – Morrisons are meant to be breaking ground on Monday.

Adoption – Walkworth / Melbury / Greenside / Elmwood
Walkworth woods fully adopted. Melbury is on phase 2 of 8 adoption straight to NCC. ManCo to adopt a lot of landscaping across around the park. The map will be shared and explained.

Sage/Avant Homes
There is still nothing come of this and nothing in the planning portal yet

Unfinished Paths on Strategic Routes
Rachel to chase developers – timescales to be provided

Lighting
Asset register in development from the management company which can be hosted on website for everyone to see current status of each asset, whether it is working, broken, waiting on parts et .

Schools Update
Havannah open – remedial works in the next few months – curbs and traffic lights – academy don’t provide updates besides on the website every quarter

Covid Testing area
Will be park and ride from 1st January – discussions ongoing as to what the land could be used for.

2 Bridges between Greenside and Brunton green
Rachel is going to chase Taylor Wimpey to see if it is still waiting for Council Planning.

Q3
ManCo taking personal interest in all of the complaints to ensure complaints to GNE are being picked up with GPS / timings etc. Please send all complaints to hello@gonortheast.co.uk and copy in ngpwebsite@newcastlegreatpark.com

Speed Monitoring Update
Been up 2 weeks in Specklewood, first lot of data due to be collated by end of July. Equipment bought outright so we can move around on any parts of the park. GPNA to give recommendations as to where to put them next.

Potholes
To be done in the next couple of weeks

Render Cleaning in Town Centre
Suppliers being requested for quotes – GPNA to give details for local companies such as L White Property Maintenance

Community centre summer fayre
Any local vendors should send their details to us or Rachel for the summer fayre on 21st August

Retail unit update
As per the attached.

If there is anything else that you would like to see in the next update, have any comments on issues raised in this, or would like something to be raised by the GPNA with the NGP management company, or Consortium please contact us by email to communication@gpna.uk

3 thoughts on “GPNA Update June 2022

  • 24th June 2022 at 7:07 pm
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    The speed monitors need to go on Roseden way just past the community Center heading towards the town Center
    The people who speed there are diabolical

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  • 2nd August 2022 at 10:53 am
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    Can you please clarify what is meant by “what the park and ride land could be used for” as a resident who lives exceptionally near to this i am concerned that discussions are taking place and neither ourselves or our neighbours who would be directly impacted are aware. I would surprised if the local Planning would agree to a change of use given that the park and ride is part of the blue print for the park. Thank you in anticipation

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    • 2nd August 2022 at 11:20 am
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      Hi David, we are not privvy to these discussions. They are being held at consortium level between Management Company, Newcastle City Council, and Developers. As you rightly state, it would need to be a planning change if it goes beyond the scope of the current planning whatever is decided.

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