Important update 2017

Important Update

On 5 May 2017 Notices of Landowner Deposits under Section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006, were Posted on each of th Seven Sites. The reason for Newcastle Borough Council making these notices is not clear. These notices intend which bring to an end any period of recreational use of the land which was 'as of right', ie without secrecy, force or permission.Once such a statement is deposited with the commons registration authority (county or unitary council), local people have only one year in which to apply for village green status.

However applications for village green status have previous been made and are yet to be considered by Staffs. County Council. 

NULBC have been asked for their resons for making the Landowner Deposits. See Seperate article for NULBC resonse.

Cabinet resolve to remove all 7 Sites from SHLAA

At a Newcastle Borough Council cabinet meeting on 18 July 2012 the cabinet resolved to remove all seven sites under threat from its development plans.

In following a proposal by Cllr Eddie Boden they decided that with effect from 27 July the council will not proceed with any plans to dispose of the seven sites referred to in the proposal as follows:

• Land off Clayhanger Close Bradwell
• Land off Clayton Road
• Land at Coalpit Hill, Talke
• Land off Pennyfields Road, Newchapel
• Land off Shrewsbury Drive, Red Street, Chesterton
• Land at Repton Drive, Westlands
• Land off Winchester Drive, Westlands.


The Annual General Meeting of the Westlands, Seabridge and Clayton Residents Association will be held at Saint Lukes Church Hall, Severn Drive Clayton, Newcastle, Stafforshire ST5 4BH at 7:30 on 12 June 2012.


Green Spaces update re Borough Council

Village Green progress

Report of Chairperson

Report of Treasurer

Re-Election of comittee



Newcastle-under-Lyme green spaces to be protected

At a meeting between Newcastle Borough residents and council leaders, the new Cabinet members pledged to protect seven green spaces, owned by the council, from development.
On Thursday 31st of May, 2012 representatives of residents groups from the seven sites under threat, met three members of the Cabinet to discuss the future of the green spaces. From the Council were Leader of the Council- Cllr. Gareth Snell, Deputy Leader- Cllr. Eddie Bowden (Planning, Regeneration and Town Centre Development) and Cllr. Anne Beech (Environment and Recycling). At this meeting Gareth Snell promised that the seven sites would be protected and removed from the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

Read more: Newcastle-under-Lyme green spaces to be protected

Important Update Village Green Applications- Public Meeting

The Westlands, Seabridge and Clayton Residents Association (WSCRA) are holding an Public Meeting at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 27 March 2012 at St Lukes Church Hall, Severn Drive, Clayton ST5 4BH.

This is an imprortant meeting to discuss the Village Green applications made by the residents affecting Clayton Road Field, "The Green" at Repton Drive and "Winchester Green" at Winchester Drive.

Your Borough Council have chosen to object to the registration of these village greens and we need as much support as possible to counter the objections.