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Following consultation about the proposed Newcastle Great Park allotment sites, we agreed to keep you updated on progress. The current position is that the Kingston Park Road site is progressing through the design stage and will then subject to a planning application, so there will be a chance to see more detailed plans in due course. If planning permission is granted, the actual development of this site will be on hold until the completion of the new spine road linking Kingston Park Road and Sir Bobby Robson Way, as the construction traffic will need to use the access to the proposed allotment site. It is estimated that this work will finish by early 2020.

With regards to the proposed Brunton Lane allotment site, there has been an unforeseen delay as the Council and Consortium reconsider the feasibility of this site because the proposed access would be within the area restricted to buses only which causes legal difficulties. Hopefully a solution to this problem can be agreed and the detailed design work can progress and a planning application submitted.