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Science Central West Development – Consultation reply

Did you know that Science Central, one of the key flagship developments within Newcastle city centre is aiming to be an exemplary site for sustainable urban development? In our reply to their Development Framework consultation, we remind the Council of their sustainable transport policies and recommend that they revisit their proposal for another car park and create cycling infrastructure linking up with the strategic cycle network.   “Dear Planning Policy team, The document states that a primary objective of the development is to “Establish Science Central as a site-wide test bed for exemplary sustainable urban development”, yet the document proposes the inclusion[…]

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Science Central 2011/0110/01/OUT

Commenter Type: Public Organisation Comment Reasons: Cycling must feature much more heavily in this Outline Planning Application. Newcastle is missing a trick otherwise. Too many public realm- and cycling infrastructure related planning mistakes have been made in the recent past. Science Central must be used as an incubator of best practice for cycling and public realm improvement which can then radiate out into the city. A recent petition of 800 local residents (gathered in only 4 weeks) asking for better cycling infrastructure and the subsequent formation of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign newcycling.org.uk also supports this growing trend which cannot be[…]

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