No consultation for Westlands Residents?

Newcastle-under-Lyme residents have been left in doubt following initial assurances that they would be fully consulted prior to any decision to sell off the Westlands greens. Whilst a consultation is planned in March for the Clayton Road in Westlands and Pennyfields in Kidsgrove, residents will not be asked for their views on the Winchester Drive and Repton Drive greens

Residents were informed in late January 2011 over six months after the Newcastle-under-Lyme Council approved plans to dispose of what the council describe as surplus land.

However a planning application could be rushed through early this month with residents protesting that no time has been given to organise a challenge to the decision.