Ferndene proposal



Friday 17th January 2020

The Planning application has been posted on the NCC website this afternoon – Click here

14th January 2020 update.


Courant report re Northgate Hospital application – CLICK HERE

  • This application is separate to the Ferndene application.
  • The Ferndene application  has now been lodged with NCC and awaiting release to the public after fact checking by the planning dept.
  • The Northgate application is connected strategically to the wider Ceder project.

NCC planning portal re the Northgate application Click here  & Click here

23rd October 2019

** This post is currently being developed, we await info from the trust which will be added here.


On the 23rd October 2019 the trust held the information drop in event.

Residents living close to the Hospital were notified by the trust.

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Lets make Prudhoe a social media friendly town.

Inappropriate comments made on social media can cause a lot of upset to others.

Such as comments made about individuals, their families the business they own or work at or community group they are involved with.

If you have a genuine complaint there will be far better methods of dealing with it than posting on social media.

Lets make Prudhoe a social media friendly town.


Please think and consider the impact upon others before liking, sharing or posting etc.

If you have any inappropriate posts on your platforms please delete them ASAP.

Your digital footprint will last forever, and may well impact upon your future employment opportunities and a lot more besides.

Check out this very thought provoking article / programme.


What to do if you suffer or witness online abuse –


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Santa is coming to Prudhoe





Details of visits. (incl some close to the town)

Friday 29th Nov 2019 Lights switch on- The Glade.

Wednesday 04-Dec 15.30 Crookhill & Grange Est
Thursday 05-Dec 18.00 Stargate

Friday 06-Dec 17.45 Kepier

Saturday  07-Dec 17.45 Coffee Morning Ryton Club

Sunday 08-Dec 11.00. Parkfield

Monday 09-Dec 17.30. New Estate, Chesters G, Garden House, Edendale

Wednesday 11-Dec 17.45 Horsley Ave

Friday 13-Dec 17.45 Castlefields

Saturday 14-Dec 17.45 Dukes Meadow
Sunday 15-Dec 17.00. Stella Estate

Tuesday 17-Dec 17.30. West Wylam

Wednesday 18-Dec 18.00. Ferndene Hosp, Humbles Estate, Moor Rd

Friday 20-Dec 17.00. Bewick Grange

Saturday 21-Dec 17.45 Castle Estate



Due to very good reasons Santa has had to reduce his routes, not just in Prudhoe but many other areas as well.

But he is still in the town for several days.

Santa realises he can not visit every street in the town and asks that people meet him on the routes, why not meet on corners with friends and family.

The above is just a rough outline of locations.

He can not say exactly when he will be in a street due to a variety of reasons e.g the number of people who want to see him, the weather, traffic conditions etc

If you see him please add a comment on our FB posts to let other people know where he is to help them to get ready to greet him.

Some streets are difficult for his sleigh to navigate for a number of reasons.

There are time restrictions imposed in evenings as part of the licence.

Santa is helped by volunteers along his route please give generously if you can to support great causes.

Please remember that the people supporting Santa are volunteers and are doing this to the best of their ability and in their own time and at their own expense,

For Santas route west of Prudhoe please see

Santa’s Sleigh Schedule 2019


#Prudhoe a great place to live work visit learn & invest in.

Helping everyone to be #ProudOfPrudhoe

(We do not take reports or enter into discussion via social media but offer a wide range of methods for residents to contact Gordon & Ken their County Cllrs

https://prudhoeconservatives.wordpress.com/contact-us… )

Roundabout A695


Update 22/11/19

Link to Gateshead MBC Website News section – Click here

13/11/19 – Gateshead MBC announced a delay – see website link above.

We ask for updates from Gateshaed MBC on a regular basis and will post information when we receive it.

Update 30/10/19 Provided by Gateshead MBC

The Contractor is in week 13 of a 16 week contract. The remaining kerb and drainage works of Phase 2 are nearly complete. It is anticipated the night-time closures to allow the remaining surfacing courses to be laid will commence next week as follows: –

Thursday 7th November 2019 20:00hrs – 06:00hrs
Friday 8th November 2019 ​​20:00hrs – 06:00hrs
Monday 11th November 2019 20:00hrs – 06:00hrs
Tuesday 12th November 2019 20:00hrs – 06:00hrs
Wednesday 13th November 2019 20:00hrs – 06:00hrs

The surfacing works are affected by the night-time temperatures and wind speed so there is potential for these works to be delayed.

Planned works

Following night-time closures the temporary traffic signals are to be removed and the roundabout will be in use. The outstanding works items can be achieved with traffic cones and narrow lanes.

The works are progressing to the programme, however, as we enter the autumn period the chances of working days lost to adverse weather increases.

Update 4/10/19 Provided by Gateshead MBC

Progress to date
The Contractor is in week 9 of a 16 week contract. The surfacing base course to the
roundabout is being laid and it is anticipated Phase 2 of the works will be introduced
sometime next week. The traffic control will continue to be three-way portable traffic
signals, but the shuttle route through the works area will be altered.
Planned works
During Phase Two works will be carried out to the south west and north of the new
roundabout including new kerbs, gullies, drains and lighting columns. The works are
progressing to the programme, however, as we enter the autumn period the chances of
working days lost to adverse weather increases.

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Cranbrook drive

Further to previous information provided.
December 2019
Appeal – Dismissed
The planning inspector wrote –
‘I have found that the proposed development would cause significant harm
to the character and appearance of the area and would lead to an
unacceptable loss of open space of public value’
November 2019
The applicant has appealed against the decision of NCC to refuse his application.
The Independent Inspector will visit the site unannounced and make a decision as a result of that visit and referring to the documents provided in the planning application including any objections.
The Inspector is only looking to see if NCC acted lawfully in refusing the application.
We have been informed that the decision will be made before the end of 2019.
We are still working with all of the agencies that are able to assist with the ongoing issues in Cranbrook Drive.
Highways are aware of the problems with ice and will grit the area when they are able, obviously priority has to be given to the major routes.
The drains above and below the site are cleared on a regular basis.
We have asked for a grit bin to be provided,
Planning enforcement has been asked to look again at the planning conditions to see if there has been any breach and, if so, to take appropriate action.
But we are dealing with planning permission that was granted before we were in office, and can not add conditions after the permission was granted.
Guy Opperman is also involved and is doing all he can to assist.
We are planning another meeting with residents before Christmas, details will be circulated as soon as a date is agreed
Please contact Ken with any queries you may have – Contact info – Click here

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