Plans to create a car park to solve parking problems in a Northumberland coastal village have been refused tonight.
A proposal for 32 car spaces behind houses at Town Close in Newton-by-the-Sea was rejected by councillors at a meeting of Northumberland County Council’s Planning and Environment Committee in Alnwick.
It had been put forward by the owners of the Joiner’s Arms pub and Newton Hall in the village and was recommended for approval.
Kim Silk spoke in objection to car park and received a round of applause from an overflowing public gallery, while owner Duncan Fisher spoke in support of the application..
But to cheers from objectors, councillors gave the plan the red card.
More quotes and reaction on the Gazette website tomorrow and in next Thursday’s Gazette.