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Old November 15th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #21
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I was speaking to a North Tyneside councillor and she said the site currently has permission for industrial units.

If thats the case then surely the new mixed development proposals are better.
Is that the Smith's Dock or Scaffold Hill development?
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This small piece was in last nights Newcastle Evening Chronicle - courtesy of NCJMedia:

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 01:07 PM   #23
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Is that the Smith's Dock or Scaffold Hill development?
Scaffold Hill.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 01:13 PM   #24
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This small piece was in last nights Newcastle Evening Chronicle - courtesy of NCJMedia:

What is this guys problem?

I'm assuming he has never seen the actual plans and had a look at it's sustainability reports.

Also the land between Backworth and Northumberland park is just wasted land. Every year the residents of Backworth have to put up with the farmer spraying human waste on the land and the awful smell that comes with it. Also every year the corn that does actually grow on the land is either set alight or "caught" alight by the sun.

I know this because I used to live there and my house backed onto the said field.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #25
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This article from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of 3rd February 2012 - credit NCJmedia Ltd.



The matter of the demolition and redevelopment is being discussed by local residents on their web site Killingworth lake @ http://www.killingworthlake.co.uk/category/news
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Old February 6th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #26
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Courtesy of "Killingworth Photos and Videos on Facebook" - http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/killingworth/
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I have to say, 123 homes seems rather excessive for the size of the site.

I'm not against the building of homes there, just I think the site will be overcrowded and the homes would inevitably just be box homes.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #28
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One of the finest modernist buildings in the country, and part of a unique collection of R&Y buildings in Killingworth that North Tyneside Council should cherish and protect. Not that they will.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #29
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Talking about the 'older buildings' of Killingworth Township, here are some interesting photos of Killingworth as it used to be, from the Facebook Website . . .

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It must have been a bit breezy walking from he towers to Woolco in February.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #31
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The Musketeer

Thought it wouldn't be too long until The Musketeer on Great Lime Road bit the dust - been empty for a long while now after a period of differing managers trying to control this 'dodgy boozer'.

12/00270/FUL | Demolition of existing buildings and erection of foodstore with associated access, car parking, landscaping and servicing | The Musketeer Great Lime Road Forest Hall NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 9DH
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Proposal is for an Aldi Store, suppose its makes a change from Tesco!

Looks like they are making efforts to engage with the local community, so good luck to them.
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Great news IMO big fan of there selection of hams/cheeses etc and some of their wine ain't bad either, will be a welcome addition to me as a forest hall resident
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When we were kids in the late 50's early 60's we used to go up to West Moor carry along Great Lime Rd and go into the waste land where Killy was built. You could see half a dozen pit heaps as the land is very flat. It also had a massive pit pond and was great fun for collecting birds eggs etc (I know...very wrong but hey ho). Im sure the pond is the one that exists now. Rumour had it that there was a flooded pit shaft in the centre and no one dared venture out of the shallows!
Oh happy days!
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When we were kids in the late 50's early 60's we used to go up to West Moor carry along Great Lime Rd and go into the waste land where Killy was built. You could see half a dozen pit heaps as the land is very flat. It also had a massive pit pond and was great fun for collecting birds eggs etc (I know...very wrong but hey ho). Im sure the pond is the one that exists now. Rumour had it that there was a flooded pit shaft in the centre and no one dared venture out of the shallows!
Oh happy days!
The present Killingworth Lake is man made - 17 acres of former flooded land. I think the former pit shaft in the centre may be an urban myth or perhaps the type of tale told to children by their parents to warn them off
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I used to go to GSHS which is right on the lake. Swans are always at the Lake. I remember one time though walking past a Swan's nest and it was looking at it's eggs all of which had been smashed by some mindless idiot. The look of sorrow on that Swan's face (really I could actually see the poor things pain) made me feel so sorry for it.

I also remember one time I helped save a bird who had it's legs caught in some wire. When I first started going to GSHS in the winter you used to be able to walk over the frozen lake (not that I ever had the guts to try it), in my later years there it never froze over in the winter.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #36
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I used to go to GSHS which is right on the lake. Swans are always at the Lake. I remember one time though walking past a Swan's nest and it was looking at it's eggs all of which had been smashed by some mindless idiot. The look of sorrow on that Swan's face (really I could actually see the port things pain) made me feel so sorry for it.

I also remember one time I helped save a bird who had it's legs caught in some wire. When I first started going to GSHS in the winter you used to be able to walk over the frozen lake (not that I ever had the guts to try it), in my later years there it never froze over in the winter.
Just been reading the Killingworth Lake web site @ http://www.killingworthlake.co.uk/st...ding-the-swans

Population of Killingworth Lake reaches between 120 – 160 swans.

Reading/hearing/seeing people walking on ice in this country always makes me wince - recall a school friend going through the ice on a temporary lake on Westerhope Golf Club but luckily he survived - just!
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They are opening on great lime rd in forest hall too, work was due to start in jan but so far no signs of life
Where about in particular?
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In what used to be the old job centre, I know there were a few planning issues but believe that was all sorted
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In what used to be the old job centre, I know there were a few planning issues but believe that was all sorted
Cheers for that, I did notice when passing last week that the building was empty - quite a big footprint and hadn't realised the large car park to the rear.

There is a POA on the building as 10/02487/FUL | Change of use from A2 office (Financial and Professional services) to mixed use comprising of A3 restaurant (Restaurants and cafes) and A2 office (Financial and Professional services) to the ground floor and A2 office (Financial and Professional services) to the first floor. Associated external alterations and car parking to the front and rear of the building (Amended description and revised plans dated 11.3.11) | 74 - 82 Great Lime Road West Moor NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 7AL
http://idoxpublicaccess.northtynesid...=L937RPBHDX000

The PA did go to an Appeal and the Planning Directorate found in favour of the developers plans.

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Cheers for that, I did notice when passing last week that the building was empty - quite a big footprint and hadn't realised the large car park to the rear.

There is a POA on the building as 10/02487/FUL | Change of use from A2 office (Financial and Professional services) to mixed use comprising of A3 restaurant (Restaurants and cafes) and A2 office (Financial and Professional services) to the ground floor and A2 office (Financial and Professional services) to the first floor. Associated external alterations and car parking to the front and rear of the building (Amended description and revised plans dated 11.3.11) | 74 - 82 Great Lime Road West Moor NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE12 7AL
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The PA did go to an Appeal and the Planning Directorate found in favour of the developers plans.

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I'm presuming that's an old Co-op building
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